J Vineyards 2007 Vintage Brut – Wine of the Week Review

J Vineyards 2007 Vintage Brut
J Vineyards 2007 Vintage Brut

Price: $48

Rating: 14.5/20

Region: Russian River Valley, California

Varietals: 64 percent Chardonnay, 34 percent Pinot Noir, 2 percent Pinot Meunier

Production: 700 cases

Alcohol: 12.5 percent

Tasting Notes: Not one to live in the shadow of her father, who founded Jordan Winery, Judy Jordan struck out on her own as a specialist in sparkling wine. Her simply named J Vineyards and Winery makes fine bottles of bubbly using traditional Champagne varietals and winemaking techniques. The 2007 J Vintage Brut was aged on the lees for more than five years, giving it a soft, creamy mouthfeel. On the nose, it displays an intriguing mix of coconut, brioche, Meyer lemon and tangerine. This full-bodied sparkling wine shows an excellent balance of fruit, acidity and fine bubbles.

Food Pairings: Lemon and olive crostini, fresh fish, crab cakes

For more information, visit GAYOT’s J Vineyards & Winery profile

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