J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014
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Ranked the #3 White, Sparkling & Rosé Wine in our Sept. 23, 2017 "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event.
At J, we are fortunate to have access to extraordinary Chardonnay grapes. Our nine estate vineyards in the Russian River Valley are constantly monitored by our viticulturist and winemaker to ensure that the clone and soil in a specific block are perfectly matched to bring forth optimum fruit flavors. This wine region is known for its cool, foggy climate and diversity of well-drained soils that nurture Chardonnay through its maturation.
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
|Brand||J Vineyards & Winery|
Wine EnthusiastThis is a creamy, thick and food friendly white with highlights of honey and green apple and a lingering decadence of ginger, just hinting at anise. Medium-bodied, it represents the vintage and the appellation well, at a price that's nice.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Chardonnay, which is 100% Chardonnay from the Russian River, was aged for nine months in 100% French oak, of which 25% was new. This is a straightforward Chardonnay with notes of pear, honeysuckle, earth and a touch of citrus blossom. Some oak still shows, despite the small percentage of it being new and the wine finishes medium-bodied and pleasantly. Drink it over the next year.