Monday, June 15, 2009

91 Points & Featured Wine - Wine Review On-line: 2006 J Russian River Pinot Noir

91 Points & Featured Wine - Wine Review On-line

J Vineyards & Winery, Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California) Pinot Noir 2006 ($38)

This fragrant Pinot Noir, made under the guidance of George Bursick, formerly of Ferrari-Carano, was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and draws admirably on the potential of Russian River fruit. Forward and fragrant with traces of anise, boiled tea and red berries, there is a sweet fruit attack, with medium fruit and tannins and a long finish at 14.3% alcohol. Made from J's estate vineyards in the Russian River Valley, it shows a lot of class and potential. 91 Gerald D. Boyd

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