The non-vintage J Cuvee 20 “Anniversary Label” gracefully opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas. Upon entry, these notes are followed by a mix of Fuji apple, grapefruit and a sweet hint of angel food cake. The mid-palate flavors are interlaced with toast, caramel, warm pear, and almond. The acidity adds just enough liveliness and the citrus zest leads to a lingering lush finish. This is the perfect celebratory wine. Try it with an apricot-glazed country ham over the holidays or pair it with a fresh spring salad of mixed greens, topped with toasted walnuts and drizzled with a light vinaigrette dressing.
Wine Spectator 88 points - A solid bubbly, with delicate aromas of citrus and anise, and festive flavors of raspberry, spice and almond brioche. Drink now. 30,000 cases made.-TF
Shows depth and maturity, yet this is still fresh and lively. Aromas of baked apple, hazelnut and yeast lead to layered apple cider and spicy toast flavors.
|Harvest: August 28 - September 30, 1998
Harvest Analysis: Average sugar level 19.2° Brix
Final Analysis: Alcohol 12.4% by volume
44% Pinot Noir
3% Pinot Meunier
100 % Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
25,000 cases produced
|Founded by Judy Jordan in 1986, J Vineyards & Winery began as a producer of critically-acclaimed sparkling wines like our J Vintage Brut, J Late-Disgorged Vintage Brut, Brut Rose, and Cuvee 20 Brut. However, Judy, always curious and innovating, came to the realization that her vineyards would also be ideal for producing site-specific, cool-climate Russian River Valley varietal wines like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. J is renowned for its hospitality and we encourage you to visit our acclaimed tasting room, the J Signature Bar, at our winery just south of the charming village of Healdsburg, California. In fact, Sunset Magazine named J the Best Tasting Room in the West.