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Joseph Jewell 2011 Floodgate Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 Points
Wine Enthusiast

Mission Codename Flood of Flavor

Today’s Joseph Jewell Wines 2011 Floodgate Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir* hails from one of the most well-known and most successful of Pinot Noir vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The Floodgate Vineyard has enjoyed a long and prestigious history, with Gary Farrell, Alysian, Cartograph Wines and others sourcing Pinot Noir there. Today’s wine was made from select blocks of hillside vines where exposure to sun and the elements is optimal.

Joseph Jewell chooses the long and careful pathway from the vineyard to your table. This elegant wine gets its fine ruby color from an extended 5 day cold soak. The ruby juice then moves on to rest in the finest French oak barrels - until the wine is ready to go to bottle. From there, it rests until it is ready to release to you. This is classic Russian River Valley wine, with lovely fruit that is balanced against elegant elements of spice and earthiness. The fruits really come alive as you spin the wine in your glass. Please decant or swirl this wonderful wine for best results.

Please enjoy our boldest recommendation for today’s delicious wine.

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What the Winery Says 2011 Floodgate Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Joseph Jewell
Joseph Jewell
Winemakers
Micah Joseph Wirth
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Adrian Jewell Manspeaker
Accolades
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
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90 Points - PinotFile
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard
Floodgate Vineyard
Clonal Selection
Floodgate Vineyard Clones 777 & 667
Aging
10 months
Barrels
33% new French oak
Production
195 Cases
ABV
13.54%

About the Winery Joseph Jewell

Joseph Jewell Winemaker Micah Joseph Wirth
Joseph Jewell Winemaker Micah Joseph Wirth
Joseph Jewell 2011 Floodgate Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Bottle
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Joseph Jewell 2011 Floodgate Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Oct 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$42.00
Elsewhere