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2020
Nº 22

Pinot Noir
SKU: JPN22203

Elegant mid-weight reds are made in the traditional dry, earthy style of the French classics. Most are Pinot Noirs, but all share European sensibilities and a savory food-oriented flavor profile.

FOOD PAIRING: Flexible partners for lighter meats, poultry & seafood (served hot). Ideal for dishes accented with CHEESE, MUSHROOMS or GARLIC, but not suited for spicy heat or sugary foods!

$80
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$64 Member Price*
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Description
  • INTIMATE​
  • TUMULTUOUS
  • INTENSE

Each JCB wine is known by a number. And each number has deep significance for Jean-Charles Boisset, the collection’s creator and namesake. N°22 represents the number eleven twice, and 11 is Jean-Charles’ lucky number. N°22 was chosen because this wine has twice the intensity, grandeur and charisma of most Pinot Noirs.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

The wine presents a deep, vibrant red in the glass. 

Aroma: 

On the nose you are entranced by dark fruits and fragrant amber earthy notes. 

Palate: 

Every sip glazes the palate with flavors of nuanced baking spices, intensely ripe plums and strawberries, and stewed cherries. The finish contains silky smooth minerality, and the lingering intensity of its structured tannins. A truly intense pinot noir!

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

For Jean-Charles Boisset, the supple texture of a great Pinot Noir makes drinking it an almost INTIMATE experience. Earthy and powerful, N°22 is a TUMULTUOUS riot of deep flavors. We think of it as insistent and INTENSE.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir 
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • pH: 3.55
  • T/A: 5.4 g/L
  • Winemaking: Wooden open-top fermenters with hand punch downs
  • Appellation: Sonoma Coast
  • Aging: 16 months in French oak
    • 15% New French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Peking Duck, Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses