Friday, November 16, 2012

Club J December Wines Shipping Soon

There are little more than two weeks before the December Club J shipment ships (December 3rd), so if having a delicious assortment of unique single vineyard and special cuvée bottlings show up on your doorstep for the holidays sounds like a good thing, consider becoming a Club J member today. Here's what Club J members will be receiving:

2006 J Vintage Brut, Russian River Valley. Featuring lively citrus aromas on the nose and an elegant sequence of toast and fruit flavors on the palate, the 2006 vintage is an absolutely ideal sparkling wine for the holidays. Almond and butterscotch characters add to the layers in the mouth along with notes of taffy apple, pear, and citrus. The hallmark of the J Vintage Brut is its balance of toast and fruit flavors. This wine is heavenly when paired with triple crème brie or as a first-course accompaniment. It also pairs perfectly with sushi and potato leek soup, finished off with some caviar and truffle oil. ($48)

2011 J Vineyards Viognier, Hoot Owl Vineyard, Alexander Valley. The famed Hoot Owl Vineyard in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley is one of the best places to grow Viognier. This wine begins with fresh fruit aromas of mango, honeydew and cantaloupe followed by a lush mouth of silky vanilla and a creamy finish. The full texture is nicely moderated by a subtle yet taut mineral component. This wine pairs well with goat cheese and lighter blue cheeses. It's also the perfect “bridge” wine for salads, such as spinach and arugula drizzled with sherry vinaigrette. For a maximum flavor experience, add some slices of melon and thinly shaved prosciutto. ($30) 

2010 J Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley. With a gorgeous ruby hue, satiny texture, and subtle oak structure, our 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is vibrant on the palate but also has a sophisticated earthiness about it — the result of meticulous blending and 15 months of aging in French oak. Festive bright cherry aromas fill the glass followed by warm notes of toasted nutmeg, black clove, and smoke. This wine pairs beautifully with rustic foods like grilled Portobello, country ham, and duck confit. A great choice for the main course of a holiday dinner. ($37)

2010 J Vineyards STRATA Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley. A true gem created by the art and science of winemaking, J's STRATA Pinot Noir is a tribute to terroir: the complete natural environment in which a wine is produced. Tantalizing aromas of cinnamon, clove, toasty vanilla, and mushroom are followed by delicious blackberry and dark cherry flavors. The J STRATA Pinot Noir wine makes the perfect accompaniment to wild game such as venison, bison burgers, and grilled salmon. It also pairs exceptionally well with medium bodied cheeses like Gruyere, Comté, and Cabriflore. ($50)

To join Club J or ask questions, contact us at or call our Wine Club Coordinator at 707.431.5479. We also have live chat with customer care available on this page

We should mention, too, that you can now give the gift of Club J for the holidays. This includes five shipments per year, but you can also give as few as two shipments. Recipients receive the same great benefits Club J members enjoy year round. Call 707.431.5479 for pricing.

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