J Vineyards & Winery

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.0155 ratings
9.09 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
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
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.1

Redolent of ripe tomato and strawberries; this sounds weird, but it works. There’s a lilting minty top note, too, and below an earthy hit of sous-bois. The body is a limpid garnet color, with brilliant acidity and ruby fruits buffed to a polish by exotic spice. It’s a wine with both sweetness and secrets. 14.3% abv | $40 (sample)

Redolent of ripe tomato and strawberries; this sounds weird, but it works. There’s a lilting minty top note, too, and below an earthy hit of sous-bois. The body is a limpid garnet color, with brilliant acidity and ruby fruits buffed to a polish by exotic spice. It’s a wine with both sweetness and secrets. 14.3% abv | $40 (sample)

2 people found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2015
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
Craig Brown

Excellent Russian River fruit. Red cherry notes with a touch of smoke. Excellent with food.

Excellent Russian River fruit. Red cherry notes with a touch of smoke. Excellent with food.

Jul 30th, 2016
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Juicy ripe cherry and berry flavors and a slightly bitter citrus tea finish stand out in this well balanced Russian River Pinot Noir.

Juicy ripe cherry and berry flavors and a slightly bitter citrus tea finish stand out in this well balanced Russian River Pinot Noir.

Mar 23rd, 2015
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Jam-tastic!

Jam-tastic!

Mar 16th, 2015
Jonathan Cristaldi

Writer First We Feast, LA Magazine, SOMM Journal

9.3

We give this: red cranberry, licorice, vanilla, clove, earth and dark cherry finish. This is some full body and it is rich like Beverly Hills.

We give this: red cranberry, licorice, vanilla, clove, earth and dark cherry finish. This is some full body and it is rich like Beverly Hills.

Feb 9th, 2015
Dean Bernal Sr.

Great daily drinker. Russian River Valley.

Great daily drinker. Russian River Valley.

Jun 17th, 2018
jason carey DipWSET

Over ripe over oaky confection. Not for me but I know would be a real pleaser for someone who loves Cupcake.

Over ripe over oaky confection. Not for me but I know would be a real pleaser for someone who loves Cupcake.

Jan 21st, 2017
Meg

Trav's pick

Trav's pick

Dec 22nd, 2016