Friday, June 19, 2009
95 Points & Editor’s Choice - Wine Enthusiast: 2000 J Vintage Brut
Sparkling wine: the view from California
By Steve Heimoff
A great California bubbly, right up at the top. It’s unusual for a sparkling wine house to hold back their basic vintage brut this long, but J did, and consumers benefit. The wine has some bottle age, and is softly picking up nutty, dried fruit, floral and yeasty notes. Enormously complex, it should continue to develop for many years.
— S.H. (12/31/2008)