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2008 J Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

J Vineyards

Winery brand: J Vineyards

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2008

Appellation/Region

Russian River Valley - California, United States

Winemaker

George Bursick

VinTank Wine ID

840-0090-003202-01-2008-0-0002 (permalink, short)

Composition

100% Pinot Noir
Harvested on 10/4/08

Treatments

Unspecified

Readings

Alcohol: 14.3%
pH: 3.7
T.A.: 0.6g/100mL
R.Sugar: 1.5g/L

Organic/Biodynamic/Sustainability

Unspecified

SKUs/Formats

Bottle 750mL (750mL)
VinTank Product ID: 840-0090-003202-01-2008-0-0002-03-0 Suggested Retail Price: US $35.00

Accolades
California Grapevine - 88 Points! Highly Recommended!

Review 12/1/10: Medium-light ruby; attractive, initially subdued, floral, cherry fruit aroma with a hint of milk chocolate; medium-full body; elegant, crisp, tightly wound, red berry and cherry fruit flavors; medium tannin; a bit tight on the finish; lingering aftertaste. Highly recommended. Highly Recommended! (88 of 100 points) By Nicholas A. Ponomareff

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine - 88 Points & One Star!

Review 6/1/11: Although not a big and dramatic wine, this fruity, well-focused Pinot is an eminently friendly one. It offers up a nice measure of persistent ripe-cherry fruit that is gently framed by a touch of creamy oak sweetness. It is supple and balanced and smooth on the palate with an enlivening ...

Hometown Annapolis - Wow! Very Highly Recommended!

Review 2/18/11: WOW! J Vineyards & Winery 2008 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley); $35. Wow, this is the most impressive regular pinot noir we've tasted from this producer. Very bright and generous fruit flavors of raspberries and black cherries with a dash of vanilla. By TOM MARQUARDT & PATRICK DARR, February 18, ... Read more

PinotFile - Good!

Review 11/24/10: 14.3% alc., pH 3.73, 18,000 cases, $35. From estate vineyards and selected growers. 100% de-stemmed, 3-10 day cold soak, natural fermentation, aged 15 months in 30% new French oak barrels. • Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark red berries, red cherry, red plum and rose petals are ... Read more

Press Democrat - Four Stars from Wine of the Week

Review 9/9/11: 2008 J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Four Stars from Wine of the Week! Highly Recommended! A pinot noir with tangy fruit and layered flavors. Notes of black raspberries, herbs, cinnamon and caramel. Lush! By Peg Melnik Press Democrat Read more

Wine Enthusiast - 87 Points

Review 2/1/11: 87 Points J Vineyards & Winery 2008 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley); $35. Pretty and polished, an elegant, lighter style Pinot Noir to drink now with rich pork, lamb and beef dishes or grilled salmon. It’s silky and satiny, with pleasant wild strawberry, cherry, red currant, licorice, cola and cedar ... Read more

Wine Notes

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Description

The Vineyard Fruit for our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was sourced from our estate vineyards as well as selected growers in the Russian River Valley appellation. J estate vineyards are planted with different clones of Pinot Noir, including Dijon (113, 115, 777, and 667) as well as native (Rochioli, 2A). These clones are spread across a range of soil types from rocky riverbed to Goldridge sandy loam, and when combined are a comprehensive expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Winemaking The fruit was night harvested to preserve freshness, and hand-sorted before de-stemming into open- and closed-top fermenters. The ... more

Vintage Notes

The wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels (30% new).
Each lot was meticulously evaluated for blending. Once the final blends
were created, the wine was returned to barrel to allow gentle integration
before bottling. After bottling, the wine rested for at least six months.

Vineyard Notes

Fruit for our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was sourced from our
estate vineyards as well as selected growers in the Russian River
Valley appellation. J estate vineyards are planted with different clones
of Pinot Noir, including Dijon (113, 115, 777, and 667) as well as native
(Rochioli, 2A). These clones are spread across a range of soil types
from rocky riverbed to Goldridge sandy loam, and when combined are
a comprehensive expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

Winemaker Notes

The fruit was night harvested to preserve freshness, and hand-sorted
before de-stemming into open- and closed-top fermenters. The must
was cold soaked 3-10 days before going through natural, extended
fermentation. As fermentation nears completion, the wine is drained
freely from the tanks into 100% Burgundian oak barrels where
malolactic fermentation takes place. This process allows us to craft a
beautifully balanced wine that exhibits a layered complexity of flavors
and aromas.

Tasting Notes

The 2008 J Vineyards Pinot Noir is a lush, full wine exhibiting the
expressive character of the Russian River Valley. An excellent growing
season provided a wine of great depth, with elegantly composed
layers. Aromas of milk chocolate, rose petals, and wild blackberry fill
the glass. As the wine opens there are hints of caramel, cinnamon and
cloves. The traditional Pinot Noir flavors of cherry and strawberry are
fully integrated with the subtle oak tannins.

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