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2015 JCB No. 76 Chardonnay

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February 12, 2023 - $41




JCB Collection is a new winemaking enterprise from Jean-Charles Boisset, a native of Vougeot, Burgundy, now making wine in Northern California. His parents founded Château du Clos Vougeot in Burgundy in 1961, launching themselves into what has become a multi-generational business of winemaking in Burgundy, the South of France, Italy, Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley. In 2003 the family, now headed by Jean-Charles, acquired DeLoach Vineyards in the Russian River Valley, and later acquired also Raymond Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery. More recently Boisset started the JCB Collection of wines to combine the tradition of French winemaking with the heritage of historic terroirs around the world. The collection includes a full portfolio of wines from Cabernet blends to whites, sparkling wines and dessert wines. JCB wines are special cuveés made at the family’s wineries in California and elsewhere. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that the JCB wines “demonstrate the visionary as well as creative genius of Jean-Charles Boisset. They represent both his traditional upbringing in Burgundy and his passion and belief in the quality of Northern California fruit.” All JCB wines are made in limited quantities.


United States, California, North Coast, Mendocino County, Mendocino Ridge

Mendocino AVA was established in 1984 and amended in 1989. It includes numerous sub-appellations. Mendocino AVA is entirely within Mendocino County, and the AVA is known for its Mediterranean climate. Vintners successfully grow Carignan, Charbono, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and Syrah. In cooler parts of the region Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also grown. Mendocino County is home to nearly 600 vineyards, and many have been certified organic for decades, thanks to the region’s famous “green and sustainable” approach to agriculture and nearly everything else. Mendocino was named for 16th century explorers, a pair of brothers whose last name was Mendoza. Winemaking, however, didn’t start until the 19th century when some would-be gold miners decided it was more profitable to make wine than to pan for gold. Italian immigrants in the late 19th century continued to establish winemaking ventures.


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.