J Vineyards &Winery Bubble Room

 J Vineyards &Winery Bubble Room
A memorable dining experience in the heart of the Russian River Valley

Passing thru Sonoma county recently, my friends and I decided to splurge on our Saturday lunch and experience the wine country cuisine of Chef Erik Johnson.

The Bubble Room located inside the the J Vineyards tasting room on the outskirts of Healdsburg, remains one of the premier tasting experiences in the Russian River Valley.  It is a beautifully appointed, full-service tasting salon, where you and your guests will enjoy an exclusive multi course lunch  including rare library and small-production wines, paired with delicious, organic and locally-sourced fare.

Judy Jordan founded J’s educational wine and food pairing program in 1999 – one of the first in Sonoma County.  I would highly recommend experiencing this very memorable meal when you find yourself in this beautiful part of the country.

Here is the menu that we enjoyed:

First Course
J Cuvée XB, NV, Russian River Valley
Smoked Trout, Terra Farms New Potatoes, Preserved Lemon, Fennel

2013 Hoot Owl, Viognier, Alexander Valley
Dry Creek Peaches, Zucchini, Lamb

Second Course
2012 J Vineyards “STRATA” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Chanterelle Agnolotti, Avocado, Bay Shrimp

Third Course
2011 J Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Roasted Duck, Bhutanese Rice, Cherry, Ramps

Cheese Course
J Cuvée 20, Russian River Valley
Pennyroyal “Velvet Sister”, Nougat, Orange

Dessert Course
J Brut Rose, NV, Russian River Valley
Tierra Strawberry, Pistachio “Cake”, Cuvée 20, Lavender

J Vineyards, 11447 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg,  CA 95448

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