J Vineyards & Winery Cuvée 20 Brut

$37.99
$34.19

SKU 986

750ml

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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.
Category Sparkling Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand J Vineyards & Winery
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastFor 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.

Virginie Boone, August 1, 2015
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorSleek and crisp, featuring floral pear and spicy yeast aromas, with vibrant flavors of lemon, quince and fresh ginger. Drink now. 31,500 cases made.

Tim Fish, December 31, 2012
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateThe sparkling wines include the N.V. Cuvée 20, which is primarily from Russian River fruit, but the blend, 50% Chardonnay, 49% Pinot Noir and the remaining 1% Pinot Meunier. Crisp and well-made, with notes of wheat thins and frothy small bubbles, this wine seems dry, but fruity and with persistent effervescence and clean, pure citrus-like notes. Drink it over the next year or so.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2016