The non-vintage J Cuvee 20 “Anniversary Label” gracefully opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas. Upon entry, these notes are followed by a mix of Fuji apple, grapefruit and a sweet hint of angel food cake. The mid-palate flavors are interlaced with toast, caramel, warm pear, and almond. The acidity adds just enough liveliness and the citrus zest leads to a lingering lush finish. This is the perfect celebratory wine. Try it with an apricot-glazed country ham over the holidays or pair it with a fresh spring salad of mixed greens, topped with toasted walnuts and drizzled with a light vinaigrette dressing.
Harvest: August 28 - September 30, 1998Harvest Analysis: Average sugar level 19.2° BrixFinal Analysis: Alcohol 12.4% by volumeFinal Blend:53% Chardonnay 44% Pinot Noir 3% Pinot Meunier 100 % Russian River Valley, Sonoma County25,000 cases produced