October 19, 2020 - Enjoyed over 2 days, much better on day 2. Surprisingly closed up and even tannic, this is a serious Pinot Noir with dark fruit, high acidity and notes of orange. More relaxed and generous on day 2 yet with no tertiary marks yet. Wait.
April 26, 2020 - Most will find this a bit thin and acidic. Can be very enjoyable as a chilled aperitif or light afternoon red. Drink now
September 28, 2014 - not fruit forward - almost acrid fruit to it, dried out, dry grasses in a field, soft vaguely-reddish fruit; med bodied with fresh acidity and silty tannins in the front-mid palate, slightly dried out/stripped of flavour? OK but not great. The palate is j
June 27, 2013 - Color: Deep ruby with a garnet core. Showing significantly more extraction than I expected.
Smell: Mushroom, dried blueberry, black cherries, and damp earth. Much more on the dark fruit spectrum than I expected.
Taste: Dark Cherry, boysenberry, and blueberry
Overall: Excellent with room to become Outstanding. Medium body, high acidity, high tannin, and med+ fruit. This baby is built to to cellar and age. I wish I had bought more so I could stick 3-4 in the cellar and forget them for 8-10 years.
March 30, 2013 - I was not a huge fan of this on release and found it a bit too ripe and dense then, but it's calmed down nicely with a couple of years in bottle. There's still plenty of ripe red fruit, but it's now accompanied by a nice earthy funk and higher toned herbal elements. There's a slightly rustic feel to it with the tannins rather grainy on the back end, but it's very nice - much more fun than on release, and I'm left wishing I had bought a few more of these.
October 29, 2011 - Ok, but less good than other Arbois we've liked.
September 14, 2011 - S FL WS Group welcomes Mareff (Chez JC & FKG, Hollywood, FL): This did not come across as pinot to me (especially French), more so a light fruity Spanish rhone blend or a Beaujolais. Fruit forward, light body, medium acidity, mostly red fruit. A unique style that may appeal to some, but not one I found endearing.
August 25, 2011 - I have to agree with others that this is just a ripe Pinot that is serviceable but somewhat lacking in the character department. I blame the vintage. No flaws, just not a lot to hold my interest. Glad this was my only bottle.
May 28, 2011 - I've found a few other 09 Jura wines rather ripe, and this follows the pattern - ripe cherry fruit and savoury earth conveyed with a sense of plushness and surprising roundness in the mouth, though nicely balanced by gentle tannins and bright acids. It's medium bodied and closer to a ripe Burg than a Jura red in terms of flavours and texture, though I hope that character will come out with some cellar time.
May 18, 2011 - Well, talk about reflecting the vintage. Very dark color, it is also very dark on the nose/palate. Almost showing blue fruits and I had a hard time identifying it as pinot from Jura. Very different from previous vintages and a little too much for my taste. I'll stick to other vintages.