WINEMAKER(S)
Nicole Hitchcock, Scott Anderson

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 74

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
J VINEYARDS & WINERY
2008 Late Disgorged Extra Brut

Sparkling Wine
Cuvée- Eastside Knoll, Foggy Bend, and select Russian River Valley Growers
Dosage- Bow Tie Vineyard

Russian River Valley
2008
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Founded in 1986, J Vineyards & Winery is a Sonoma County icon, and its sweeping, bold yellow J brushstroke upon every bottle is a mark of distinction and acclaim. J Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock spares no detail in crafting modern, distinctively Sonoma County varietal and sparkling wines in signature J style. This never before, never again Late Disgorged Extra Brut Sparkling offers the purest expression of Russian River Valley. The wine was crafted using J’s rare Coquard presses and the timeless methods established centuries ago in French sparkling houses.

In 2008, each lot was harvested and fermented separately until blending and bottling in spring of 2009. Over the next seven years, the wine was aged en tirage in the J cellars. With each passing year on the lees, the wine develops richer, more pronounced flavors and deeper complexity, yet retains its freshness and vibrancy. Disgorged in winter 2017, the dosage was prepared with Chardonnay from J’s estate Bow Tie Vineyard, aged in new French oak. Renowned for its silky structure and opulent flavors, this dosage adds a subtle, layered touch of citrus and spice. An Extra Brut style, the uniquely complex, aged notes of Late Disgorged bubbly shine through in this exquisite, focused sparkling.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

Spring 2008

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

December 2018