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J Vineyards California Cuvée Brut Sparkling Wine

J Vineyards California Cuvée Brut Sparkling Wine

By J Vineyards

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J Vineyards & Winery California Cuvée Brut Sparkling Wine opens with a pop of tart pineapple and orange blossom on the wonderfully aromatic nose. The palate is lively and rich with layered notes of Asian pear and honeysuckle, overlaying hints of fresh mandarin orange peel and marzipan before a zesty, focused finish. J California Cuvée experienced secondary fermentation in the bottle and aged on the yeast for a minimum of 24 months, which is customary in the Traditional Method used in Champagne. J Vineyards & Winery, located in Healdsburg, California, is known as a pioneer of US Traditional Method sparkling wine.

About J Vineyards

Launched by the pioneering Judy Jordan in 1986 when she was just 25 years old, today the winery is run by Head Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock.

Born and raised in Carmel, California, Nicole first discovered her passion for wine while working alongside well-respected restaurant sommeliers. What drew her in especially was the worldwide appeal and diversity of wine.

“Wine is like a universal language. It can transcend physical and cultural boundaries, and ultimately brings people together,” Nicole explains. “From early on, I was enamored by all parts of the industry and process — the journey from vine to glass, the varying tastes and the cultural aspects.”

Nicole attended the University of California at Davis, where she earned a degree in Viticulture and Enology and a minor in the Italian language. This combination enabled her to work at an agriturismo in Todi, Umbria for a summer.

After graduation, Nicole worked a harvest in Napa Valley, then transitioned to sales, working with both retail and restaurant customers. Nicole returned to the hands-on side of wine in 2004 when she traveled to Western Australia for a harvest internship.

Back in the U.S., Nicole took a role as a winemaker, crafting wines grown throughout Northern California. In 2015, Nicole also earned an MBA from the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University, gaining an academic perspective on the business of the wine industry as well as how it will evolve in the future.

Today, Nicole is the head winemaker at J Vineyards & Winery, where she oversees all aspects of winemaking. Nicole’s passion for winemaking continues to grow as she crafts world-class sparkling and varietal wines from cool-climate fruit grown in the renowned Russian River Valley and Sonoma County.

Product Details

  • Wine
  • 3.0 lb (48.0 oz; 1361 g)
  • UPC: 724624001020

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