Wine Spectator 88 points - Pretty and quite delicate, with soft strawberry aromas and crisp, graceful flavors of watermelon, citrus zest and mineral. Drink now. 5,000 cases made.-TF.June/2015
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - Nutty and substantial in texture, this pink sparkler is abundant in white peach, flowers and green apple. It’s sharp and focused, with rich undertones of cherry and rose. The developed mouthfeel is balanced by dry, stony acidity..September/2018
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - 2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge (Finalist) - Slightly toasted on the nose with wisps of clementine, apricot, white flower, and cardamom. The palate is distinguished and complex with red berries bolstered by savory minerals and a racy acidity. A hint of pepper lingers on the tongue..June/2018
The Vineyard The grapes for our Brut Rosé were selected from J’s Estate Vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Our vineyards yield a balanced crop of clean, flavorful grapes that exhibit bright, lush aromas. Winemaking All grapes for our J Brut Rosé are hand-harvested into small quarterton bins and placed as whole clusters, without destemming, into our special Coquard press for a gentle pressing cycle. Aging After secondary fermentation in the bottle, the wines aged for an average of 36 months in our cool cellars. The dosage was made from a blend of reserve wines and pure cane sugar. The wine is aged for another eight months before release from our cellars. Tasting Notes Our J Brut Rosé sparkles with a luminous cool pink hue and exudes delicate aromas of strawberry, nectarine and juicy red apples. On the palate, the wine opens with flavors of cherry, blood orange, citrus peel and tropical fruit. The wine engages the entire palate, and is wrapped in a refined body of elegance and effervescence, ending with a lively and lingering finish. The bright, delightfully fresh acidity of our Brut Rosé makes this an excellent companion with a variety of cuisines. We recommend pairing it with a pan-seared salmon that has been rubbed with a dash of olive oil. It is the perfect celebratory sparkling wine for virtually every occasion. Winemaker George Bursick Appellation Russian River Valley Final Blend 56% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay Residual Sugar 1.25% Wine Alcohol 12% by volume Wine Acid 8.0 grams per liter Wine pH 3.13 Production 12,000 cases
All grapes for our J Brut Rosé are hand-harvested into small quarterton bins and placed as whole clusters, without destemming, into our special Coquard press for a gentle pressing cycle.
Total Acidity: 0.85 g/l 12.0% abv pH:3.08 Residual Sugar:13.5 g/l