Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Oliver Quillia, in the article "Wines to Bring to a Holiday Meal" on CNBC, asked a group of wine authorities the question "which wines would you bring to a holiday meal and why?
Tim Moriarty, Managing Editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, suggested J Vineyards' Nicole’s Vineyard Pinot Noir for its "great cherry fruit on the silkiest pillow imaginable.”
You can read the review by clicking here or pasting the link below into your web browser:
Erin Roth included J Vineyards & Winery and J's sparkling wines in the recent issue of Where Magazine. Erin writes that J "sets itself apart by aging its sparkling wine longer than most vineyards. This commitment to aging results in J's intricate nuances and creamy, complex texture."
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Monday, November 24, 2008
Recently Lynn Krielow Chamberlain of Wine and Dine on VinVillageRadio talked to J's Winemaker George Bursick about techniques he is utilizing on Pinot Noir that no one has ever tried, from using rare Burgundian yeasts which haven't been seen since the 1930's, to extremely long fermentations and batonage.
In another segment, J's Executive Chef Mark E. Caldwell shared wine and food pairing tips with Lynn and how he loves watching guests enjoy his culinary creations.
You can listen to Lynn’s radio segment with George by clicking here or pasting the link below into your web browser:
You can listen to Lynn’s radio segment with Mark online by clicking here or pasting the link below into your web browser:
Lynn’s show is hosted on wsRadio, the world leader in internet talk-radio, which has over 3 million listeners each month.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Rusty Gaffney, MD, the Prince of Pinot, creator and publisher of the PinotFile online newsletter, recently visited J during a trip to the Russian River Valley and spent the afternoon with winemaker George Bursick and Assistant Winemaker Hollis Price tasting through every Pinot Noir from the 2006 and 2007 vintages side by side.
Rusty calls J Vineyards' 2006 vintage "classic" and the 2007 vintage "stellar," "showy" and demonstrating "consistency." He goes on to say "each wine was beautifully crafted and although different in aromatic and flavor nuances, all of them brought a smile to my face. The wines have delicate color and will never be mistaken for many of the Burgeaux wines that are so prevalent in the California marketplace."
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The San Francisco Chronicle’s wine editor, Jon Bonné, had some great comments about J’s 1998 Late-Disgorged Vintage Brut on his blog, “The Cellarist”.
He writes that The Late Disgorged Brut "unfurled brioche, orange blossom and a subtle yeasty touch.. plenty of layered aged notes (toffee, pastry dough) and precision. A very elegant expression."
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Posted by Mark Marinozzi at 10:13 AM