J Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2016
Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a richly aromatic, layered and deeply expressive example of the classic style of Pinot Noir from this renowned region. Opening with aromas of supple leather, violets, and cherry cola, the silky, palate delivers complex forest fruit notes of blueberry, raspberry and dark cherry that merge with hints of freshly-turned earth, mushroom, and allspice. Well-integrated, fine tannins and a long finish leave a lasting impression. Perfect for complex, rich meals, this is an ideal wine with roasted turkey with cranberry chutney or cremini mushrooms stuffed with sage sausage. For a cheese pairing, try this with aged Manchego.
The grapes for this Pinot Noir were sourced from cool areas throughout the Russian River Valley growing region. We hand-harvested whole grape clusters at 24.5 Brix, de-stemmed and gravity-fed them into small, three- to 10-ton open-top fermenters. Following a five-day cold soak, the must fermented for seven to 10 days using Burgundy yeast and natural inoculums. The wine was drained to barrel to undergo malolactic fermentation in 100% French oak, approximately 32% of which was new. Each vineyard, block and clone are kept separately until blending in May.
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