2013 WASHINGTON WINE RETAILER OF THE YEAR!
J Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premium producers of sparkling wine producers. It was founded in 1986 specializing in producing sparkling wines with the top Champagne houses as its model. The winery is located in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, known for cool climate grape growing and a great diversity of soils – perfect for Champagne method wines.
As for that Champagne method, after the secondary fermentation in bottle, the sparkler is aged 2 years on the lees, 9 more months than is required for non-vintage Champagne. The bottles are hand riddled and after disgorgement, the bottles are aged 6 more months to finish the wine. These extra steps result in a wine that is creamier and complex with hints of brioche, citrus and peach on the nose.
This is a fabulous value, tasting like a Champagne costing more than twice as much. It makes a glamorous celebration sparkler!
J Vineyards Cuvée 20 Russian River $19.99/bottle or $17.99/bottle by the case
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“Crisp and lively, with green apple, cream and fennel aromas and vibrant tropical fruit. The lemon and spice flavors finish on a clean mineral note.”
90 points Wine Spectator
“A classic blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes, this sparkling is firmly structured and crisp, yet generous and rich, with a crunchy apple overtone.”
90 points Robert Whitely, Wine Review Online