Top Russian River Wines 2024 as told by Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock through monthly choices

NICOLE’S WINE OF THE MONTH

SEASONAL SELECTIONS FROM THE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 

Award-winning winemaker Nicole Hitchcock shares her monthly wine recommendations,
highlighting seasonal selections from the J portfolio.

Nicole Hitchcock joined J in 2015 and has been crafting critically acclaimed sparkling and still wines
ever since. In 2022, she was named Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

“Working with both still and sparkling, the extensive portfolio at J allows her to think about
wine from many perspectives… Hitchcock believes that every vintage is an opportunity to
discover new questions about wine.” — Jacy Topps (Wine Enthusiast, 2022)

FEBRUARY’S PICK


J Vineyards Brut Rosé

ABOUT BRUT ROsè

“This wine makes me think of connection with others, whether they’re with us or far away — it’s all about connection with the J Brut Rose.”
— Nicole Hitchcock

This elegant and delightfully hued sparkling rosé opens with aromas of ripe raspberries, rose petals and slivered almonds. Luscious notes of fresh mandarin orange, roasted strawberries and crème fraîche alight the palate, as lively acidity and steely minerality frame a crisp, lingering finish.

 

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MORE NICOLE’S PICKS TO COME!

Come back every month to discover new wines chosen by Nicole that will add dimension and nuance to your cellar.

JANUARY’S PICK

2014 VINTAGE BRUT

We conducted the dosage trials for our 2014 Vintage Brut in early 2020, and the wine stood out with its bright tanginess, lime zest, striking minerality and a touch of earthiness – it was clearly the favorite in our tasting. It’s been wonderful to see how those notes have evolved over the past four years and how much of the early attributes are still present in the glass. What really jumps out to me is the generosity of red fruit character on the mid-palate, which may be attributed to the slightly higher percentage of Pinot Meunier in the cuvée. I love how the red fruit notes play off the wine’s fresh acidity and brightness of structure, providing a clean finish — this vintage exemplifies some of the best qualities of Russian River Valley wines.

My youngest daughter was born in 2014, so this is a very personal vintage for me. I crafted the wine for longevity and have laid down some magnums to celebrate the cherished moments in her life.

 

Top Russian River Valley Wines of 2024

Top Russian River Valley Wines

UPCOMING EVENTS IN RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

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