VOLUME 9, ISSUE 43
July 19, 2014
Jeff Gordon Collection
Race car driver and four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon has his own line of wines produced in Napa Valley including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, a Joie De Vivre red blend, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The winemakers are noted veteran August "Joe" Briggs (formerly of August Briggs Winery) and his nephew Jesse Inman
The wines are sold through the winery's online store.
Articles About Jeff Gordon Collection
2010 Jeff Gordon Cellars Leo Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.62, 124 cases, $56. Jeff and Ingrid Gordon dedicate this wine to their son Leo Benjamin, born in August of 2010. Jeff is a four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and long time wine enthusiast. Sourced from Cummings Vineyard just west of Santa Rosa and Archer Vineyard just west of Windsor. Aged 9 months in 30% new and 70% 2- and 3-year-old French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. The inviting aromatics feature aromas of blueberry, red plum, ripe strawberry, pine sap, spice and oak vanillin. Quite flavorful and easy to drink with a middleweight core of strawberry, cherry and blueberry fruits backed by juicy acidity and buffered by fine-grain tannins. Score: 89. Reviewed October 27, 2013 ARTICLE »
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