Lot #48 J VINEYARDS & WINERY

TOTALITY

Sparkling Wine
  • Russian River Valley

2017
5 CASES

ABOUT THE WINE:

“Totality” is a nod to the total solar eclipse that happened in the midst of the 2017 harvest season. By coincidence or perhaps cosmic influence, it’s also the month most of the Pinot Noir used to compose this blend was brought into the cellar. “Totality” is the first-ever Extra Brut Rosé for J Vineyards & Winery, a Pinot-focused composition of 45% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 23% Pinot Meunier. The dosage, infused with J’s sumptuous, silky Ratafia dessert wine, delivers an aromatic lift and impression of sweetness to the palate despite the bright, crisp Extra Brut style.

J Vineyards & Winery was founded as a sparkling wine house in 1986, one of the first to focus on the incredible fruit grown in the Russian River Valley. As one of the first sparkling wine houses in the Russian River Valley, the winemaking team approaches every vintage with respect for the legacy created by founder Judy Jordan, as well as the future. They adhere closely to the Traditional Method process, but their style and vineyard sites give J’s sparkling wines a modern California perspective.

This wine was crafted from select vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley. This cool-climate region is known for its spectacular Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, grown under ideal conditions: clear, warm, sun-filled days that turn crisp and cold at night, influenced by the thick bands of fog coming off the Pacific Coast. These conditions preserve the fresh acidity in the fruit, bolster the aromatics, and give the wines incredible texture and depth. Beads of delicate, lively bubbles dance along the elegant, lifted palate of “Totality.” Notes of dusty rose, strawberry compote and pomegranate feature on the layered, expressive palate, leading to a crisp, lingering, minerality-driven finish.

WINEMAKER(S): Nicole Hitchcock

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: March 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: November 2022

National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.