2015 J Pinot Noir, STRATA

  • 750ml
  • $55
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Our STRATA Pinot Noir is named for the layers of soil found in geology, representing a key element that imparts a unique terroir in our wines. Sourced from quality sites in the Russian River Valley, the fruit from each vineyard highlights site-specific personality that blends seamlessly to form one expressive Pinot Noir. Our STRATA Pinot Noir is terroir-driven with aromas of forest floor, cracked black pepper and blackberry, while the complex, nuanced palate has fruit flavors of red plum, blueberry and fig that blend with notes of charred portobello mushroom, cedar and spice. 

Vintage Comments

The 2015 vintage was early, short and warm in the Russian River Valley. Early rainfall in December and January and a warm spring set the table for the earliest Harvest ever for J. In May, cooler temperatures slowed down growth and led to a long bloom period that naturally lowered yields. These conditions provided an intriguing combination of elements to produce concentrated fruit flavors with balanced acidity.


Whole grape clusters were hand-harvested, hand-sorted, de-stemmed and gravity-fed into small, three- to 10-ton fermenters for whole-berry fermentation. Following fermentation, our STRATA Pinot Noir aged in tight-grain French oak barrels (33% new) for 13 months in our cool cellars, following a specific barrel regime to highlight the characteristics of each vineyard lot.

Technical Notes

Russian River Valley, Foggy Bend, Canfield Vineyards and Select Estate-Grown Sites
Final Blend:
100% Pinot Noir (Clones 777, 828, Pommard, 943)
13 months, 100% French oak (33% new)
Harvest Date:
August 31 - September 14, 2015
Alcohol Level:
Titratable Acidity:

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