|Owner(s)||Jeff James, Judy James|
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A family owned boutique winery owned by Jeff and Judy Jones in Sebastopol. The family's Stony Point Vineyard was planted in 1998 and grapes have been sold to Schramsburg Winery. The vineyard is managed by Steve and Joe Dutton who practice sustainable farming techniques on the site. In 2007, the James Family Cellars label was born with the release of an inaugural Pinot Noir.
The 2007 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir produced entirely from estate vineyard grapes won a Gold Medal winner at the 2008 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. The winery was named Top Small Production Winery of 2012 by The Wine Spies.
The James Family Cellars Pinot Noir and Rose are sold on the website and also through limited retail distribution in the Northern California region.
2010 James Family Cellars Estate Grown Stony Point Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., $36. Best of Class and Double Gold 2012 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Appealing aromas of ripe Bing cherry pie glaze, cola and spice with oak that becomes more noticeable over time. Middleweight core of ripe cherries with hints of nutmeg and cherry cola, framed by silky, balanced tannins. A cherry bombast that has a little more oak topcoat than I prefer, but as indicated by the exalted competition award, this wine will definitely find fans. Good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 ARTICLE »
2007 James Family Stony Point Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., $40. A family owned boutique winery owned by Jeff and Judy Jones in Sebastopol. Gold Medal winner at the 2008 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. · Light crimson robe. Long and persistent scents of black cherries, violets, oak and baking spice. Elegantly styled cherry core wrapped in savory herbs. The finish leaves a leafy and oaky impression. The nose trumps the palate at this stage. Reviewed November 17, 2008 ARTICLE »