A CELEBRATION OF OUR 08 XLD RELEASE
On August 16th, we celebrated the release of our 2008 Extra Late Disgorged (XLD) with an intimate garden party that gathered together friends, family, media and a few of our longest-serving Club J members. The spectacular Russian River Valley late afternoon found guests mingling with our J winemaking and culinary teams and enjoying a selection of top J sparkling wines and Pinot Noir, each paired with delectable appetizer bites.
“With XLD, we’ve taken Russian River Valley sparkling wine to another echelon,” announced Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock as guests toasted to the long-awaited release. Spending more than 13 years aging on the lees, XLD reveals a new dimension of Russian River Valley sparkling wine. “We want to push the boundaries of what people expect from sparkling wines from this region,” said Nicole.