2021 J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, California, USA (750ml)
Crafted from up to 100 individual small lots, J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir offers depth and nuance on its expressive, intricately layered palate. A classic example of this renowned region, the wine opens with notes of black and red cherry, wild blackberry, blueberry, and pomegranate. Deeper into the velvety-smooth palate, hints of anise and cola blend with suggestions of toast and barbeque smoke. Approachable and balanced upon release, fine tannins and structure will allow for elegant aging over the next five to seven years.
Pair this Pinot Noir with a grilled pork chop with a peach-bourbon barbeque sauce or a gourmet burger with blue cheese and caramelized onions. For a cheese pairing, try alongside blue cheese with pickled cherries.
Ripe, expressive, 'Cherry Tunes' red fruit with medicinal overlay, cookie dough spice, and hints of wild jasmine and charred wood. Ripe and warming.
- Decanter, 96 pts.
Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley jumps from the glass with exuberant notes of ripe redcurrants, pomegranate and raspberry coulis with hints of violets, dark chocolate and mossy tree bark. Medium-bodied, refreshing and elegant in the mouth, it delivers lovely red berry and earthy layers with very fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
- Robert Parker, 91 pts.
The 2018 J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is nicely staged and ready for action. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of red fruit and dried earth. Enjoy it with grilled lamb lollipops. (Tasted: July 18, 2021, San Francisco, CA)
- Wilfred Wong, 91 pts.
This smooth wine offers a moderate weight and polished tannins that carry deep notes of forest floor, black tea and a layering of red fruit. Crisp on the finish, it nicely represents the appellation and vintage.
- Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts.
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