Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Harvest News: The 2012 Pinot Noir Looks "Spectacular"

Cellar Worker Beto fills a French oak barrel with Pinot Noir
Yesterday our newly fermented Pinot Noir was moved into new and older French Oak barrels where it will age for the next eight to twelve months before being blended into our 2012 J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. According to our Winemaker Melissa Stackhouse, the 2012 vintage looks "spectacular." 

Assistant Winemaker, Scott Anderson was on hand, too, to keep close watch over barrels as they were moved into the barrel room.

The 2012 J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir will be released in early 2014. Be sure to join our email list to be among the first to know when it becomes available.

In the meantime, we recommend checking out some of J's earlier vintages of the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The 2008 vintage, for instance, is a wildly delicious blend of chocolate and rose aromas with flavors of black clove, caramel, and cinnamon. The 2010 vintage, on the other hand, has bright cherry aromas, with vanilla, toasted nutmeg, and smoky barbecue on the palate. 

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