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2017 J Vineyards Pinot Noir "Russian River Valley"

J Vineyards 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir

Winery: J Vineyards

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $42

Cases produced: 15,000

KWG Score: 92.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: May 5, 2020

Wine Review: This delicious Pinot Noir is a translucent medium ruby in the glass, and has a rich bouquet of ripe red berries, cherry, topsoil, cinnamon and a touch of leather. On the palate, it has a medium body and medium acidity; it is rich and velvety, balanced and layered. The flavors I found are red raspberry jam, dark cherry and cola, with some black pepper and clove notes. There are well integrated fine tannins throughout and the finish lingers nicely. This Pinot would pair well with a nice rare beef tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: Our vintage 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a richly aromatic, layered and deeply expressive. It opens with aromas of supple leather, violets and cherry cola. The silky palate delivers complex fruit notes of blueberry, raspberry and dark cherry that merge with hints of freshly-turned earth, mushroom and allspice. Well-integrated, fine tannins and a long finish leave a lasting impression. Pair with cremini mushrooms stuffed with sage sausage or aged Manchego cheese.

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