J Vineyards & Winery J Black Label Multi Appellation Pinot Noir 2019 - Vine Republic
J Vineyards & Winery J Black Label Multi Appellation Pinot Noir 2019
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J Vineyards & Winery J Black Label Multi Appellation Pinot Noir 2019

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750ml
$17.98

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California
Brand J Vineyards & Winery
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
At J Vineyards, all sparkling fruit is hand-harvested at night in cool temperatures to ensure the grapes remain in peak condition. An ultra-gentle pressing in our Coquard presses (rarely found in the U.S., and one of very few in California) prevents astringency or bitterness, and ensures a clean, refreshing mouthfeel. And the same high level of attention and care is poured into each still varietal as well, creating a portfolio that is consistently lauded and always enjoyed. The 2019 vintage is s combination of grapes from Monterey, Sonoma, and Santa Barbara.
Wine Spectator
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Having already made its name with sparkling wines, Sonoma County–based J Vineyards & Winery released its first still wine, a Pinot Noir, in 1994. Following its purchase by E. & J. Gallo in 2015, J has been on the march with Pinot, launching its first venture outside of Sonoma that same year, to make this multicounty blend. Grapes for the wine come from both Gallo-owned vineyards and purchased sources, combining 40% fruit from Monterey, primarily from Gallo’s Olsen Ranch in the prime Santa Lucia Highlands appellation; 37% mostly from Sonoma’s Russian River Valley; and 23% from Santa Barbara, tapping the Santa Maria Valley. This is a fine balancing act because Pinot Noir is so terroir-driven, yet winemaker Nicole Hitchcock deftly knits the characteristics of the three regions: the dark fruit flavors of Monterey, the vibrant red fruit components of Sonoma and the savory spiciness of Santa Barbara. 65,000 cases made.

Kim Marcus