J Vineyards & Winery

Cuvée 20 Brut Sparkling Blend

9.0141 ratings
8.822 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Top Notes For
Jay Christianson

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

9.7

Jay had this 4 years ago

Jay had this 4 years ago

2 people found it helpfulOct 21st, 2013
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.1

Fine bubbles deliver yeasty, toasty brioche aromas mingling with tart green apple and mandarin orange. Fruit-driven but dry, the body offers a creamy palate topped with juicy citrus acidity and a lime peel snap. 12.5% abv | $28 (sample)

Fine bubbles deliver yeasty, toasty brioche aromas mingling with tart green apple and mandarin orange. Fruit-driven but dry, the body offers a creamy palate topped with juicy citrus acidity and a lime peel snap. 12.5% abv | $28 (sample)

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
Thomas Epps

Thomas had this 3 years ago

Thomas had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2014
Brendan McVeigh

CRM & Digital Marketing, J. Vineyards & Winery

9.9

Brendan had this 4 years ago

Brendan had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2013
Brad Ball

Sommelier/Wine Director Social Wine Bar

8.6

Surprisingly good. A bit too much RS but strong example.

Surprisingly good. A bit too much RS but strong example.

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2013
John Vesey

Light gold view, apple nose, balanced & lighter bodied apples, toast dry sparkling wine pairs with creamy chaumes & prosciutto

Light gold view, apple nose, balanced & lighter bodied apples, toast dry sparkling wine pairs with creamy chaumes & prosciutto

Jan 1st, 2017
Pierre Costa

Some autolytic character such as yeast and toast. High and crispy acidity with notes of green apple, orange, lemon peel and grapefruit finish.

Some autolytic character such as yeast and toast. High and crispy acidity with notes of green apple, orange, lemon peel and grapefruit finish.

Jun 27th, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.0

A little sparkling wine on a lazy Sunday morning...

A little sparkling wine on a lazy Sunday morning...

Jun 5th, 2016
Toby Hill

Winemaker at Phillips Hill Winery

8.9

On the big sweet side, full flavor

On the big sweet side, full flavor

Feb 27th, 2015
Jerry Hindes CS, CSW

Fun bubbly. Like one of my last ratings high on the R.S. for me for not being a champagne. I guess I can respect a Demi sec or Doux from France. This wine does live up to its description on the bake label. Just not my thing but I respect its origins.

Fun bubbly. Like one of my last ratings high on the R.S. for me for not being a champagne. I guess I can respect a Demi sec or Doux from France. This wine does live up to its description on the bake label. Just not my thing but I respect its origins.

Jan 30th, 2015