J Jacaman Wines is one of the few Marin County Pinot Noir pioneers. A mere 100 acres of Pinot Noir vines are planted in Marin County today, yet the climate, diverse soil composition and long growing season make for superior Pinot Noir growing conditions.
The grapes were harvested October 20, 2006. As with all of our wines, great care and an uncompromising respect for quality was put into this 190-case limited production premium Pinot Noir.
- Guaranteed to be the only Marin County Pinot Noir available in all of the United Kingdom.
- Proudly poured by the glass at Clarke’s in Kensington.
- Only 25 cases available.
Manchester Ridge is one of Northern California’s premier Pinot Noir vineyards. Located 2,000 feet above sea level and 3.5 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, this site transcends the marine layer, enjoying year-round sun and consistently mild temperatures – primo for Pinot!
The grapes were harvested October 16, 2006. As with all of our wines, great care and an uncompromising respect for quality was put into this 140-case limited production premium Pinot Noir.
2005 is commonly referred to as one of California’s best Pinot Noir vintages, and this wine is a prime example. It has aged beautifully.
We handcrafted this wine with Pommard and Dijon 114, 667 & 777 Pinot Noir clones. The grapes were grown in two separate vineyards approximately two miles apart on – 122°47′ longitude, 14 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Fog routinely crawls up the Russian River, blanketing these vineyards at night, maintaining an ideal environment for slow maturation.
Aged 11 months in 100% 1-year-old French oak.
Full, rich, ripe open Pinot Noir – A complex Russian River Valley Pinot, this is a pleasure with redolent mature red fruit notes, hints of autumnal leafy character often associated with Oregon Pinots. Broad, rich, supple and delicious on the palate, the wine retains its silky texture throughout the finish.
Decant one hour in advance.
In the heart of California´s Sonoma County, Russian River Valley offers cool climate and ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir. The Jacaman selected Russian River Valley fruit for the appellation’s reputation as one of the leading North American Pinot Noir regions. With the objective to honor the origins of the grape, traditional Burgundy-style winemaking is a priority in the cellar.
92 points — Wine News Magazine, August/September 2007
“The wine delivers forward aromas of espresso bean, cherry and orange zest. Smoky cherry flavors with notes of nutmeg and brown sugar. Toasted oak and caramel-like sweetness cap the close.”
J Jacaman’s flagship wine, the Russian River was described as “lip-smacking good” in Wine Enthusiast, and three consecutive vintages were awarded as “Best Californian Pinot Noir” in Quarterly Reviews of Wines.