Review: 2017 J Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Review: 2017 J Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Last year’s release of this wine didn’t impress, and while J’s Russian River pinot retains some of that vintage’s heavily extracted, overtly fruity character, it’s dialed back enough here to approach a much more fulfilling drinkability. Cola notes are almost immediate, alongside a short grind of black pepper, with notes of tarragon, cloves, and dark chocolate informing the finish. Best when pairing with a meal.

B+ / $36 / jwine.com

2017 J Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

$36
8.5

Rating

8.5/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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