2015 J Pinot Noir, Bow Tie Vineyard

  • 750ml
  • $65
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This gentle-sloping vineyard advantageously situated above the Russian River is ideal for growing rich, concentrated Pinot Noir, and our 2015 Bow Tie is highly aromatic and opens with generous notes of lavender and fennel. On the rich, expressive palate, flavors of ripe blueberry and plum chutney blend with hints of spicy chai. 

The grapes for this Pinot Noir were hand-picked and placed into small, 1/2 ton bins. At the winery, the fruit was de-stemmed and gravity-fed them into small, three- to seven-ton open-top fermenters. Following a five-day cold soak, the must fermented for seven to 10 days using Burgundy yeast and natural inoculums, and was punched down four times a day during the peak of fermentation. The wine was drained to barrel to undergo malolactic fermentation in 100% French oak for six weeks, followed by 13 months of barrel aging. An additional 11 months’ maturation in bottle prior to release ensured optimal integration of tannin, acidity and phenolic character for ideal balance and drinkability on release.

Technical Notes

Bow Tie
828, Rochioli, Pommard, Swan, 115, 667
Harvest Date::
August 14-19, 2015
Alcohol Level::

Bow Tie Vineyard - J Vineyards & Winery

Planted in 2009, this 37.8-acre vineyard is called Bow Tie because, when looking directly down on it from the air, it features a distinctive bow tie shape. It also  affectionately reminds Judy Jordan of her grandfather, who often sported a bow tie. 

Known as Rodella Ranch by local farmers, this stunning vineyard with undulating hills is located on the western side of Russian River along Westside Road. The 21.8-acre top vineyard bench is planted to nine Pinot Noir clones, notably 777, Pommard and 115. It features spectacular vistas of the entire Russian River, majestic Mount Saint Helena to the east, and gives way to a dramatic drop to the river.

The lower portion of the property is planted to four clones of Chardonnay, including 76 and the aromatic Z clone, and has been known to flood during 100-year rain events. The soils range greatly from the top half of the property, which is comprised of Arbuckle sandy loam, to the lower half made up of Cortina silty clay loam, Yolo sandy loam, and Zamora loam and silt.

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