Jax Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018
David Jackson purchased this family vineyard after 5 years of searching for his ideal terroir. JAX Vineyards sources their estate Cabernet Sauvignon from their vineyard in northern Calistoga. This has bright acidity and a core of ripe fruit, with a persistent mineral and herbal finish. It’s rich, dense, and pure. A great value and drinkable now but will age for years.
JS93: This is a very transparent, pretty Napa cabernet with blackberry and blackcurrant aromas that show undertones of bark and dried herbs. It’s full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins and a flavorful finish Linear and racy at the end.
WA91+: A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is redolent of ripe black currants, plum preserves and black cherry compote with touches of menthol, pencil lead, bay leaves and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with crunchy black fruit flavors, supported by well-judged, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long with a minty kick.