Friday, April 18, 2008

The Wait Is (Almost) Over: J Vineyards & Winery Introduces 6 New 2006 Pinot Noirs!

From the fog-cooled climate and well-drained soils of J's estate Russian River Valley vineyards and select Sonoma Coast grapes come 6 new Pinot Noirs from award-winning Winemaker George Bursick.

· J 2006 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: A graceful, layered and nuanced Burgundian style wine.
· J 2006 Nicole’s Vineyard Pinot Noir: Harvested from the winery’s crown-jewel hillside parcel leading to a rich and concentrated fruit. A nearby eucalyptus grove perfumes the air with light fennel notes, which carry over into the wine.
· J 2006 Nonny’s Vineyard Pinot Noir: Harvested from one of the coolest areas in the valley, resulting in a strong structure and texture.
· J 2006 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir: Takes advantage of the vineyard’s cool morning fog and Pacific Ocean influence, leading to very concentrated fruit balanced with excellent acidity and texture.
· J 2006 Barrel 16 Pinot Noir: A wonderful assemblage of J’s 274 acres of estate vineyards, uniting diverse micro-climates with advanced site-specific winemaking techniques.
· J 2006 Robert Thomas Vineyard Pinot Noir: Grapes from Robert Thomas are the last to ripen during J's varietal harvest, allowing more hang time on the vine to develop to optimal maturity with a rich red fruit flavor profile.

While each vineyard and growing season offers distinguishing characteristics, the consistency and quality of J is discernible in every vintage.

From grape to glass, J Winery is proud to present our 6 new Pinot Noirs, available for shipping beginning May 1, 2008.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Viticulture Corner - River Road Vineyard

No rest in our vineyards! We've started the development of our River Road Vineyard. First step is preparing soil application amendments which feed into the ground, followed by installation of the subsurface drainage system.
This twenty acre vineyard is comprised of Yolo Series soil and will be planted to Chardonnay clones: 4, 95, Reud and Wente.
-- John Erbe, J Viticulturist

Sunday, April 13, 2008

J Vin Gris in Town & Country Magazine!

J's first-ever vintage of Vin Gris is a "real winner" in the May 2008 Town & Country Magazine.

The 2006 dry Rosé made entirely of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir fruit stood out in a tasting of twenty American Rosés, and was noted for being "scented with flowers and red fruit".

This very popular lifestyle publication enjoys a circulation of 461,571.
Congratulations team J!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Experience J Luxury!

Our J Bubble Room is a tasting salon with plush seating and exquisite table service. Older vintages and scarce wines only available at the winery are featured in this luxurious room. The wine selection changes regularly, but may include offerings such as our Late Disgorged Vintage Brut or a vertical tasting, such as Nicole's Vineyard Pinot Noir. Check out the current menu expertly paired by J Executive Chef Mark Caldwell highlighting our elegant Russian River Valley wines. Make your reservations today!

J Vineyards & Winery Bubble Room
Open Thursday-Tuesday, 11am-4pm, (Closed Wednesdays)
11447 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg, CA 95448

Thursday, April 10, 2008

2007 Alexander Valley Viognier Released!

The 2007 Alexander Valley Viognier displays J’s signature style: bright fresh fruit aromas of Meyer lemon and grapefruit along with pineapple and cantaloupe followed by dusty floral aroma of almond, orange blossom, all encased in light vanilla, hazelnut and honey. Delicious!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

J Vineyards & Winery Spring Release Weekend; May 17 & 18, 2008

Taste the new 2006 Russian River Valley wines from J Vineyards & Winery at our Spring Release Weekend Event May 17 & 18. Come meet our award-winning Winemaker George Bursick, as he unveils his first cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs at this spectacular weekend event. Savor these exquisitely elegant varietal wines expertly paired with artisanal foods by Executive Chef Mark Caldwell and his culinary team. Wander the elegant outdoor J Terrace and enjoy live musical entertainment and our signature J hospitality.

J Vineyards & Winery Spring Release
May 17 & 18, 2008
11 am to 5 pm
$35 per person advance, $40 at the door
11447 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg, CA 95448

J Vineyards & Winery on the Radio!

Anthony Dias Blue featured J Vineyards & Winery on his “Blue Lifestyle Minute”, April 4th on WCBS-AM in New York, and again April 11th on KFWB-AM in Los Angeles.

Listen in as Anthony Dias Blue talks about the new wine direction, with George Bursick and John Erbe at the helm, as the winery is elevating its cool-climate Russian River Valley estate wines to a world class level.

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The Blue Lifestyle minute broadcasts 6 times daily in NYC on WCBS and LA on KFWB. It reaches an estimated 400,000 listeners daily. Podcasts are available for download via iTunes (simply search Anthony Dias Blue).

Monday, April 7, 2008

J Cuvée 20 Features & Benefits

Key attributes for the J Cuvée 20 NV Brut.

"Exceeding the average industry standard of eighteen months tirage time, our J Cuvée 20, with over 3-4 years en tirage, over delivers against our competitors", Hollis Price, J Assistant Winemaker.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

J Visitor Center - One of America's Top 25 Tasting Rooms!

The J Visitor Center is one of America's Best Tasting Rooms in the May 2008 Wine Enthusiast! "In this sleek, modern tasting room, it's all about the wine, and choices ..."

The article goes on to describe the incredible food & wine offerings for consumers, including Essence. Congratulations team J!

This influential wine trade publication enjoys a circulation of 100,000.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

George Bursick on Cable Radio Network

Our own George Bursick sat down recently with CRN's "What's Cookin' On Wine" hosts Larry Van Aalst and Michael Horn for an hour to discuss the new direction of J Vineyards & Winery. Listen in as George brims with excitement and anticipation of the release of his first grape-to-glass 2006 vintage wines.

Click here to listen to the interview.

The "What's Cookin' On Wine" is the Nation's premier food, wine and entertainment show. Cable Radio Network is carried by all major cable television companies nationally and is heard in over 24 million homes. CRN provides news, information, and entertainment distributing it worldwide via radio, cable TV audio, satellite audio and the Internet.