J Cuvee 20 Brut NV

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Our J Cuvée 20 Brut gracefully opens up with the crisp, clean allure of toasted almonds and Meyer lemon aromas. Upon entry, you notice a delicate tickle of fresh mousse on the nose and palate. Bright acidity adds to the liveliness, while flavors of lemon and lime zest lead to an Asian pear finish.

This versatile sparkler is the perfect wine to drink anytime, from enjoying a relaxing evening at home to celebrating life’s memorable moments. I suggest serving it with classic Eggs Benedict or lemon-scented risotto with caramelized sunchokes. It’s also great with Point Reyes Blue Cheese and air-popped popcorn sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

Due to current state laws, this product cannot be shipped to Louisiana or Wyoming.

The Vineyards

Our signature J Cuvée 20 non-vintage Brut proudly displays an exceptional and stylish assemblage that can only be created from the finest cool-climate vineyard sites in the Russian River Valley.

Winemaking

The grapes for this cuvée (blend) were hand harvested into small quarter-ton bins and placed as whole clusters, without destemming, into our special Coquard presses for a gentle pressing cycle. Juice from each vineyard lot was fermented and kept separately until blending. The cuvée was assembled and cold-stabilized to remove excess tartrates and then bottled in the spring.

Aging

After the secondary fermentation occurred in the bottle, the wine aged for an average of three more years in the cellar. The bottles were carefully riddled to remove the yeast sediment. Following disgorging, a dosage liqueur of reserve wine and pure cane sugar was added. An additional six months of aging on the cork before release ensured a perfect balance of flavors.

 

Technical Notes

Winemaker::
Melissa Stackhouse
Appellation::
Russian River Valley
Final Blend::
50% Chardonnay, 49% Pinot Noir, 1% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol::
12.5%
Acid::
8.4 grams per liter
pH::
3.14
Residual Sugar::
1.40%
Production::
20,000 cases
  • 90 POINTS - NV Russian River Valley Cuvée 20

    For a large-production sparkler made from an almost 50-50 split of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, a dollop of Pinot Meunier blended in, this is impressive, dry and refreshing in acidity. Flavors of stone fruit, apple and almond linger on the palate, balanced by a distinct layering of fresh-squeezed citrus, from orange to lime."

    Wine Enthusiast, Virginia Boone, August 2015 
  • 90 POINTS - NV Russian River Valley Cuvée 20

    Crisp and lively, with green apple, cream and fennel aromas and vibrant tropical fruit. The lemon and spice flavors finish on a clean mineral note."

    Wine Spectator, Tim Fish, November 2013
  • 89 POINTS - NV Russian River Valley Cuvée 20

    It is fresh, clean tasting and frothy, and, while it finishes with plenty of bright, palate-cleansing acidity, it is never so tart or austere that it cannot also be enjoyed on its own as stand-alone sippers."

    Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, Charles Olken, December 2013

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