Jax Vineyards Y3 Taureau Napa Valley Red 2017
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.