Thursday, October 30, 2008

J Robert Thomas Pinot Noir Featured In Sunset Magazine

Sunset Magazine wine writer Sara Schneider, writing in this month's feature story "Wine Fit For A Feast," details how the J Robert Thomas Pinot Noir is a great wine for some of the hardest meals to pair wines with. "The whole spice cabinet’s here," Sara exclaims, "cinnamon, cloves, coriander – plus a little plush leather and a lot of red fruit."

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Friday, October 24, 2008

J Brut Rosé Featured In November Gourmet Magazine!

Gourmet Magazine editor Gerald Asher has just featured J's Brut Rosé in the November issue hitting newsstands now. He calls J's Brut Rosé "a wine to savor, with hints of citrus and berry fruit on the nose and a similar depth of flavor."

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wine Spectator Gives 92 Points to J 1998 Late Disgorged Brut!

Tim Fish, editor at The Wine Spectator, gave J's Russian River Valley Late Disgorged Brut 92 points, citing it as "Rich and distinctive. Mature aromas of baked bread, roasted hazelnut and fig open to elegant and well-structured apple, citrus zest and spice flavors that linger for a toasty finish."

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Two J Pinot Noirs Score Big on

Allen Meadows in the October issue of Burghound gave J's Nicole's Vineyard and Robert Thomas Vineyard Pinot Noirs both 90 points.

Allen finds the Robert Thomas Vineyards Pinot Noir has "flavor authority" and thinks its "overall sense of harmony is lovely." He calls the Nicole's Vineyard Pinot Noir a wine with "intense delicious medium-bodied flavors that possess lovely balance and really lovely depth, all wrapped in a nicely precise, dusty and persistent finish."

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Two 91 Point Reviews for J in Wine Enthusiast!

November's issue of Wine Enthusiast gave J's 2006 Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Robert Thomas Pinot Noir both 91 Points. Steve Heimoff called J's Chardonnay "A fine wine that shows the classic structure of Russian River Chardonnay, and also a steely minerality that makes it a partner for food."

Steve goes on to suggest of the Robert Thomas Pinot Noir how "there’s a Burgundian quality to this wine, with its mushroom, sweet leather, tobacco and herb flavors that undergird and infuse fruitier notes of blackberries and cherries."

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Wine Spectator Calls J's Visitor Center One Of America's Finest Tasting Salons.

“A lot of people look for the free tasting, but this is an experience,” Jim Matthews, a guest of J's Bubble Room, recently told Tim Fish of The Wine Spectator.

Tim's article in the November 15th issue paints J's Bubble Room as one of the finest tasting salons to experience luxury wine and food, emphasizing how "making that personal connection is more important than ever for wineries. It helps to build the brand."

He goes on to assert that tasting salons "are increasingly becoming significant places to make direct sales" and how making a personal connection is more important than ever.

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Tim's full article is available to online Wine Spectator subscribers by clicking here.