Crisp and lively, with green apple, cream and fennel aromas and vibrant tropical fruit. The lemon and spice flavors finish on a clean mineral note. Drink now. 30,000 cases made.
90 points, Wine Spectator (Dec 2013)
With mid-summer comes the annual release of J’s nonvintage Cuvée 20. This year’s bottling is richer than last year’s, and offers broad citrus, raspberry, vanilla and yeasty brioche flavors. The wine feels clean, vibrant and smooth.
90 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2008)
The 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.
88 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 227 - Oct 2016)