|Owner(s)||Jigar Patel, Stephanie Patel|
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A husband and wife team, Jigar and Stephanie Patel started Jigar Wines in the Dry Creek Valley region of Sonoma County, enlisting the expertise of winemaker Erik Miller of Kokomo Wines to craft the wines initially. In 2016, Josh Bartels, who previously was at Kokomo Winery, was appointed winemaker.
The lineup includes a Dry Creek Valley Cabernet and Zinfandel, and a Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The wines are sold through the website.
2014 Jigar Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., $36. From a vineyard farmed by Randy Peters, a pioneering winegrower in the Sebastopol Hills subregion of the Russian River Valley/Sonoma Coast. Gold Medal at 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Drinking beautifully now, with vivid aromas of black cherry, dark raspberry coulis, and spice. Juicy and satisfying, with a mid weight core of fresh black cherry fruit back by deft oak integration. Impressive balance with a pleasing finish. Score: 92. Reviewed June 4, 2017
2009 Jigar Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., 465 cases, $32. Name (“jigg-er”) is Urdu/Hindi for symbol of love and affection, courage, heart and one who lives life to the fullest. Proprietor is Jigar and Stephanie Patel. Winemaker is Erik Miller of Kokomo Wines. Inaugural release. Clones 667, 777 and 114. Aged in 25% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is closed for business and no fruit ever emerges. Flavors of brandied cherries, herbs and cola finishing with a cherry riff, bright acidity and a bit of heat. The medium weighted fruit carries a roasted, confected quality. The wine seems a little disjointed. Decent. (Note: this wine won a Gold at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Tasting so may not be a representative bottle) Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »