I’ve told this story many times before but its worth repeating because of the relationship behind it. In April 2012 I interviewed Judy Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery; all of the South Florida Food and Wine Spotlight Interviews are special to me but my Girl Power, Interviews with Female Chefs, Vintners and Entrepreneurs are most near and dear to me, as I am a part of the Girl Power and to hear their stories first hand is beyond inspirational.
When I started SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com back in 2009, one of the very first wine tastings I went to was J wines. One of my dearest friends sells this wine so I was lucky to get in-depth information on the wines and Ms. Jordan. Fast forward three years, still taken with J wines and Jordan’s story, I picked up the phone, called J Vineyards & Winery and asked to speak with Judy Jordan. Unfortunately Ms. Jordan wasn’t in at the time, actually she was at her daughter’s school, so I spoke with the Director of Marketing, George Rose, we became fast friends, I got the interview and became an even bigger fan. Periodically, the team over at J sends me a bottle of their new releases and last week I received the highly anticipated 2012 Misterra Pinot Noir.
Misterra has been one wine to watch for sometime now. As the name implies, Misterra is shrouded in a cloak of mystery; an intriguing blend of Pinot Noir, Pinotage and Pinot Meunier. If you could take the words pleasure-seeking, beguiling, and sensual, and put the sensory applications of sight, smell and taste to them, Misterra would be the physical definition of the words. Sight: The stunning jewel tone of the wine will spark your interest, Smell: Misterra has layer upon layer of berry, floral, violet, roses and dried fruit. The combination of the sight and smell [of Misterra] comes alive on the palate. The wine is velvety smooth, elegant, pretty, and aromatic. Melissa Stackhouse, winemaker for J Vineyards & Winery has created a wine that comes full circle; it looks and smells like it tastes. Misterra is a youthful wine, harvested in 2012 and released in 2013. If you’re one to collect and age wine, I’m sure this will age beautifully, but if you’re spontaneous and impatient [like me] when it comes to wine, and you buy it to drink it, Misterra won’t disappoint.
Misterra can be purchase online at jwine.com
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