J Vineyards Russian River Valley Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine
*Two Stars* Finding a place at the lighter end of the Rosé spectrum and, in fact, a wine that could easily pass for a Blanc de Noirs, this lightly yeasty version fixes on energetic, slightly juicy, young fruit as its main motif. It is briskly balanced, but its ample acidity enlivens without ever once seeming sharp, and it is wholly free of the astringency that marks its more vinous mates.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The N.V. Brut Rosé is 66% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 1% Pinot Meunier. The wine shows a light/pale pinkish color, crisp acids and dry medium-bodied cranberry and strawberry notes with a hint of wild cherry. It is fresh, lively, pure and should drink nicely for 1-2 more years. (RP)
Made from a majority of Pinot Noir grapes from several estate vineyards, as well as Chardonnay and a smidgen of Pinot Meunier, this sparkling rosé offers flavors of creamy strawberry and raspberry, the fruit ripe and succulent. A medium-size body and level of acidity keeps it steady on the palate, finishing with a flash of citrus.