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J Vineyards Cuvee 20: The ideal holiday sparkling wine

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At the holidays the drink of choice is either a champagne or sparkling wine. Finding the perfect holiday sparkler can be daunting. J Vineyards & Winery is known for their sparkling wines and their Cuvee 20 Brut Sonoma County is a nice addition to your holiday table and get together.

This is J Vineyards signature sparkling wine, a non-vintage Brut that is created from a cool climate region, the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. The Cuvee is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with an alcohol level of 12.5%.

The wine is hand harvested. The juice from each lot is fermented and kept separately until it is blended. After a secondary fermentation in the bottle, the wine is aged for two years before disgorging. Following, a dosage liqueur of reserve wine and pure can sugar is added and than aged another six months on the cork before the sparkling wine is released.

What is really interesting is the prolonged production of small bubbles. This continues for more than 10 minutes making this sparkling wine unique as well as more festive for your holiday meal. Who does not like to see the bubbles in sparking wine but so often it dissipates way to fast.

The Cuvee is semi dry yet at the same time has a light sweet flavor. It is not heavy on the Chardonnay. The flavors begin with apricots and on the finish you taste pears and almonds. The wine is very drinkable and blends nicely with all kinds of cuisines.

The J Vineyards Cuvee 20 is one sparkling wine that will be a winner to bring in the New Year especially in the eyes of all that imbibe it.

J Vineyard & Winery began operation in 1986 by Judy Jordan and has been making sparkling wines since it inception. Since the beginning the winery has used sustainable green practices that were almost unheard of in the 1980s but are at the forefront of all J Vineyard’s wines. Terrior also plays a very important part in J Vineyard wines.

Wines from J Vineyards &Winery can be purchased at BevMo and Whole Foods. For those of you in Los Angeles, the Wine House also carries these wines.

For more information:

J Vineyards & Winery

11447 Old Redwood Highway

Healdsburg, Ca 95448

Phone: 888.JWINECO (888.594.6326)

email: info@jwine.com

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