J Vineyards & Winery

Monterey County Sonoma County Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

8.876 ratings
8.61 pro ratings
California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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
John Frederick

Bramble berries, Oolong tea, lavender, fennel on the finish. Chewy tannins- interesting for a Pinot. Almost more zin or Petite sirah like. Enjoyed

Bramble berries, Oolong tea, lavender, fennel on the finish. Chewy tannins- interesting for a Pinot. Almost more zin or Petite sirah like. Enjoyed

Mar 4th, 2021
Nick Balcer

Notes of red fruit on the front. Dark fruit on the back. Solid wine!

Notes of red fruit on the front. Dark fruit on the back. Solid wine!

Feb 23rd, 2021
Hannah Kuenn

We both loved it!

We both loved it!

Dec 30th, 2020
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