2006 J Vineyards & Winery Nicole’s Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 1,400 cases, $65. Multiple clones, selected barrels. · This wine is a clear step up in class and will please any pinotphile. A reticent but lovely perfume of cherry compote, herbs and oak leads to an explosion of succulent raspberry fruit and spice on the palate. Elegant and sophisticated with a velvety mouth feel and an elaborate aromatic finish. This is the bomb. Reviewed August 4, 2008

Winery: J Vineyards and Winery
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