J Vineyards & Winery

Monterey County Sonoma County Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

8.868 ratings
8.61 pro ratings
California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Last night I opened the 2016 J Vineyards Pinot Noir. 54% Sonoma County, 31% Monterey County, and 15% Santa Barbara County grapes.

On the nose there was black cherry, strawberry, cranberry, baking spice, black olives, vanilla, violet, smoky oak and earth.

The palate reveals savory notes of dark fruit, black cherry, fig, ripe strawberry, ripe tomato, clove, green tea, baking spice, vanilla, earth and an ever present oak.

The wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium smooth tannins that leads to a medium finish that falls of on the back end. Have a nice weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷

Last night I opened the 2016 J Vineyards Pinot Noir. 54% Sonoma County, 31% Monterey County, and 15% Santa Barbara County grapes.

On the nose there was black cherry, strawberry, cranberry, baking spice, black olives, vanilla, violet, smoky oak and earth.

The palate reveals savory notes of dark fruit, black cherry, fig, ripe strawberry, ripe tomato, clove, green tea, baking spice, vanilla, earth and an ever present oak.

The wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium smooth tannins that leads to a medium finish that falls of on the back end. Have a nice weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷

Sep 8th, 2018
Robert Agans

Good. Decent wine not amazing but works in a pinch. Paired with an amazing meal my wife prepared. Chopped ham, sautéed onions, split peas, in cavatelli with grated Parmesan.

Good. Decent wine not amazing but works in a pinch. Paired with an amazing meal my wife prepared. Chopped ham, sautéed onions, split peas, in cavatelli with grated Parmesan.

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2018
Julia

3-14-18

3-14-18

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2018
Rob Freeborn

Well, it tasted like a Pinot. Don’t think I’d buy again.

Well, it tasted like a Pinot. Don’t think I’d buy again.

Apr 2nd, 2020
Rhishi Pethe

Great with salmon and mushrooms

Great with salmon and mushrooms

Mar 8th, 2020
Hal Ozanne

A medium body Pinot. Light tannins.

A medium body Pinot. Light tannins.

Jan 14th, 2020
Laura Vaughn Arellano

Smooth finish. Tastes more like a Cabernet. Brother in law worked on this one! 😃

Smooth finish. Tastes more like a Cabernet. Brother in law worked on this one! 😃

Dec 30th, 2019
Douglas Mitchell

I wish I could taste all of the flavors that all the experts do but all I can say is it’s a great Pinot and I love it.

I wish I could taste all of the flavors that all the experts do but all I can say is it’s a great Pinot and I love it.

Dec 18th, 2019
Jeff Orlowski

Revisiting after a year and a half. Medium body, balanced, dark fruits.

Revisiting after a year and a half. Medium body, balanced, dark fruits.

Dec 11th, 2019
Frank Snell

Enjoyed with salmon and risotto. Lovely soft tannins sweet dark cherry and soft peppery finish. Sensual and smooth.

Enjoyed with salmon and risotto. Lovely soft tannins sweet dark cherry and soft peppery finish. Sensual and smooth.

Jun 26th, 2019