2010 J Vineyards & Winery Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.74, TA 0.56, 9,300 cases, $37. Released September 2012. A blend of grapes drawn from some or all the ten estate vineyards. 100% de-stemmed, aged 15 months in French oak. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherry cordial, raisin (cooked fruit) and vanilla. Middleweight flavors of chocolate-kissed cherries with hints of cola, rhubarb, marzipan and vanilla. Very approachable with mild tannins and plenty of luscious, Russian River fruit character, although some vibrancy is missing from a lack of acidity. Decent. Reviewed February 27, 2013

Winery: J Vineyards and Winery
From article: Latest Gems from the Russian River Valley