Connoisseurs' Guide - “Moderately ripe and fairly direct in its red-cherry fruit, this mid-sized Pinot sports a faint trim of dried brush first in the nose and then again in its rich, well-ripened flavors. It is a bit fat on entry and a touch dry at the finish.”
California Grapevine - “Medium-light brickish ruby color; attractive, herbal, spicy, dark cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of clove, green tea, cocoa, and vanilla; medium-full body; moderately rich, herbal, dark cherry fruit flavors that are nicely balanced and show some elegance; medium-to-medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste.”
Winemakers Notes - The 2009 J Vineyards Pinot Noir is a lush ruby-red wine that vibrantly showcases its cool-climate Russian River Valley pedigree. Aromas of rich chocolate and wild blackberry fill the glass. The wine delivers flavors of caramel, cinnamon and black spice. Traditional Pinot Noir fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry are also integrated in a subtle oak structure.
Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir pairs with many earthy foods, such as grilled Portobello mushrooms, smoked country ham, or savory duck confit braised in this wine.