J Vineyards & Winery

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.0631 ratings
8.929 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Crafted from up to 100 individual small lots, deep Ruby color with aromas of red berry fruit and sweet spices. On the palate ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors, with some dried fruit notes, toasty oak, cinnamon spice and cola tones. Fine mouth coating tannins with balanced acidity carry this rich wine to a long finish. Will age a bit.

Crafted from up to 100 individual small lots, deep Ruby color with aromas of red berry fruit and sweet spices. On the palate ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors, with some dried fruit notes, toasty oak, cinnamon spice and cola tones. Fine mouth coating tannins with balanced acidity carry this rich wine to a long finish. Will age a bit.

Feb 18th, 2024
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded by Judy Jordan in 1986, Ruby with aromas of red fruit, with some earthy floral perfume spice. On the palate flavors of rich ripe red fruits, raspberries, cherries and strawberries, cola, oak and earthy spice. Well balanced, smooth texture, fine tannins, hint of mineral brings this wine to a medium+ length finish ending with rounded earthy notes. Nice!

Founded by Judy Jordan in 1986, Ruby with aromas of red fruit, with some earthy floral perfume spice. On the palate flavors of rich ripe red fruits, raspberries, cherries and strawberries, cola, oak and earthy spice. Well balanced, smooth texture, fine tannins, hint of mineral brings this wine to a medium+ length finish ending with rounded earthy notes. Nice!

Apr 15th, 2022
No Name

$28 at Costco. Really good. Light and super smooth. Light cherry fruity

$28 at Costco. Really good. Light and super smooth. Light cherry fruity

6 people found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2014
Chris Harvey

Damn that's good. Nice fruit up front, a little tingle and tannin, then a silky dry finish. Spectacular balance and paired really beautifully with the complexity of a shrimp & grits plate

Damn that's good. Nice fruit up front, a little tingle and tannin, then a silky dry finish. Spectacular balance and paired really beautifully with the complexity of a shrimp & grits plate

4 people found it helpfulOct 18th, 2015
Paul Masson

Their house style is fragrant and soft, and this vintage fits the bill. Not the most interesting, but beautifully executed.

Their house style is fragrant and soft, and this vintage fits the bill. Not the most interesting, but beautifully executed.

2 people found it helpfulMay 1st, 2013
Sipping Fine Wine

Crafted from up to 100 individual small lots, deep Ruby color with aromas of red berry fruit and sweet spices. On the palate ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors, with some dried fruit notes, toasty oak, cinnamon spice and cola tones. Fine mouth coating tannins with balanced acidity carry this rich wine to a long finish. Nice!

Crafted from up to 100 individual small lots, deep Ruby color with aromas of red berry fruit and sweet spices. On the palate ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors, with some dried fruit notes, toasty oak, cinnamon spice and cola tones. Fine mouth coating tannins with balanced acidity carry this rich wine to a long finish. Nice!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2024
Ellen Clifford

This showed up at my door and I’m happy it did. J Vineyards continues to please me. There is a richness of aroma and lightness of body that pleases, much like me. Light and fragrant. Not really I rarely wear perfume because wine. But this wine is quite elegant. It’s the socialite who envelopes you in a tender hug and you get a whiff of their spicy perfume and a sweep of their velvet cape and a small thrill from interacting with them. Simple and pretty. Ps I don’t think I’ve ever hugged a velvet-caped socialite but I’ve been manhandled by cloaked goths who have been smoking cloves. Same diff?

This showed up at my door and I’m happy it did. J Vineyards continues to please me. There is a richness of aroma and lightness of body that pleases, much like me. Light and fragrant. Not really I rarely wear perfume because wine. But this wine is quite elegant. It’s the socialite who envelopes you in a tender hug and you get a whiff of their spicy perfume and a sweep of their velvet cape and a small thrill from interacting with them. Simple and pretty. Ps I don’t think I’ve ever hugged a velvet-caped socialite but I’ve been manhandled by cloaked goths who have been smoking cloves. Same diff?

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2018
Kaila Medina

I got ripe apple on the nose at first. Extremely subtle anise flavors with over ripe bing cherry. The 2013 vintage is still very young, but it will be so good in like a year.

I got ripe apple on the nose at first. Extremely subtle anise flavors with over ripe bing cherry. The 2013 vintage is still very young, but it will be so good in like a year.

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2014
J Vineyards & Winery

Lush, ruby-red wine that vibrantly showcases firm, food-friendly acidity and plenty of black fruit flavors. Flavors of black currant, plum and tart cherry fill the glass. A kiss of earthiness makes this a perfect pairing with a mushroom soup.

Lush, ruby-red wine that vibrantly showcases firm, food-friendly acidity and plenty of black fruit flavors. Flavors of black currant, plum and tart cherry fill the glass. A kiss of earthiness makes this a perfect pairing with a mushroom soup.

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2014
Richard Scholtz

Showing wonderfully right now. Cherry cola, blackberries, and vanilla.

Showing wonderfully right now. Cherry cola, blackberries, and vanilla.

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2014