Back in October on a trip to the Russian River Valley, we had a tasting at J Vineyards in their Bubble Room.  I highly recommend it.  We had a great time and made new friends.  This is one of the wines we had shipped home.  J Vineyards 2006 Nicole’s Vineyard Pinot Noir. Look how the reflection of the wine just dances on the rim bottom of the glass.

The fruit for this wine was harvested from selected vines of Nicole’s Vineyard – J Vineyards & Winery’s crown jewel hillside Pinot Noir parcel overlooking the Russian River Valley. This 100% Pinot Noir vineyard is comprised primarily of clone 777, as well as 16, 113, 115, 667, Rochioli and Pommard. The soil in this vineyard is an Arbuckle series and uplifted river material.

From my tasting notes:  on the nose it had a bouquet  of strawberry, red raspberry and a hint of clove.  In the mouth it was very berry.  Red raspberry, blackberry with a mocha finish.  The wine was smooth and very nicely balanced.