Jax Vineyards Y3 Taureau Napa Valley Red 2016
The focus of our JAX Y3 wines, sourced from AVAs (spanning Napa, Sonoma and North Coast) is to craft wines that express their unique terroir. The JAX Y3 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the rocky, high elevation, “Red Hills” AVA region in Lake County. The coarse, red soil is comprised of large obsidian rocks (due to its proximity to Mount Konocti) resulting in excellent drainage and low yields. We specifically selected the grape lots from various vineyard blocks to add layers of complexity. Lake County’s warm temperatures and volcanic soils contributed layers of ripe flavors, creating a deep, rich palate. This wine was aged for 10 months in 30% new French Oak Barrels.
Dark aromas of ripe blackberries, currants and a hint of spice. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon coats the palate with dense layers of black cherry, cocoa nib, forest floor and soft hints of cedar. Full-bodied and well proportioned, this wine carries through to a vibrant and lively finish.
WE92: “Ripeness is paramount in this full-bodied, dark-fruit-forward wine crafted by winemaker Kirg Venge. It smells and tastes soaked in late-picked grape and berry flavors, has a broad, almost thick texture and full mouthfeel. The oak influence is not obvious, but adds complexity and grip to the midpalate and finish.” – J.G."