JR Wine

Owner(s) John Ramsey
Web site www.jrwines.com
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JR Wine

John Ramsey sold his successful communications test equipment business to pursue winemaking in the Napa Valley. Long time friend Nils Venge suggested he recruit his son, Kirk, to work with him. Kirk is the consulting winemaker and the wines are custom crushed at the Venge Rossini Ranch Winery.

Total annual production or red varietals is less than 800 cases. A Secret Vineyard Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir was released from the 2011 vintage and favorably reviewed by wine critics.

Reviewed Wines

2011 R Sisters Vineyard Napa Carneros Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $22. A relative gave me this bottle to taste. Produced and bottled by Jeff Runquist of JR Wines. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers cooked fruit, BBQ grill and smoky oak aromas. Better on the palate with commendable balance, but the well-ripened fruit has a prune and root beer theme. Because of the relatively low ABV, I wouldn’t expect over ripe fruit so this probably is a prematurely oxidized bottle. Score: N/R. Reviewed November 5, 2015 ARTICLE »