WINEMAKER(S)
Nicole Hitchcock

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 46

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
J Vineyards & Winery
A Celebration of Sonoma Sparkling

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

Russian River Valley
2008
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Sparkling wine lovers raise your paddles—this is the only Sparkling wine in this year’s Barrel Auction, and it’s a one-of-a-kind find worth celebrating. For nearly 30 years, J Vineyards & Winery has crafted world-class Sparkling and varietal wines from select Russian River Valley and Sonoma County vineyards. Precision farming and meticulous winemaking deliver terroir-driven wines with a combination of balance, elegance and varietal expression.

This is J’s first and only late-disgorged Brut Zero. Comprised of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, this wine was sourced from premier vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley. The wine spent nearly eight years aging on the lees, allowing for the development of notes of dried apricot, lemon zest, pastry crust, and a rich, supple creaminess. This lot is pure Russian River elegance, with a focus and natural balance that can only be achieved from extended time on the yeast. No dosage was added post-disgorgement. This one-of-a-kind cuvée cannot be experienced elsewhere within J’s portfolio.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

March 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2017

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.