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2007 J Vineyards Pinot Noir "Nicole's Vineyard"

Winery: J Vineyards

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nicole's Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 1,300

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 2, 2010

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot opens with a black raspberry bouquet with a hint of strawberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, and rich. The flavor profile is a black raspberry with hints of anise, vanilla, and black pepper. The finish is dry and it displays moderate tannins. This substantial Pinot would pair well with veal marsala. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of leather, mushroom and cocoa intermingle with dark plum, cinnamon and vanilla. The wine has a smooth entry with a rich andfleshy mid-palate followed by a long, spicy finish with notes of fig, dark cherry and fennel mixed with caramel undertones. This firmly immense and well balanced wine is a beautiful expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

Organic status: not organic

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