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2016 JAX Y3 Taureau

The name "Taureau" was the name of the Jackson family’s prized bull, legendary for his feisty, high-kicking and vibrant personality. When perfecting this wine at their blending session, the JAX team concurred that the complex personality of their infamous bull reflected the complex structure and elements of this indulgent red blend... and what a perfect tribute to their family ranching legend. Reflecting the dominating character of Taureau, this wine boasts incredible purple fruit colors, flavors of blackberry, black cherry and red on the palate, and all supported by polished tannins. Balanced and delicious, this wine should drink well until 2022. "Your food should be so lucky to be paired with Taureau."

The Craft

Our goal with this wine was to produce an approachable, everyday drinking wine with the high quality fruit sourced in Napa Valley. The Syrah imparts dark blackberry and black cherry fruit notes to the red lush fruit of the Merlot while the Cabernet Sauvignon provides the backbone and structure of this wine. This unique blend brings out the best of each varietal producing a food friendly wine ready to be paired with a range of foods.  

Tasting Notes

Ruby purple in color, with loads of black cherry and briary black currant fruit, the wine is meaty and refreshing, with hints of mocha and earth. A beautifully rich, concentrated, irresistible style of wine to drink casually or with serious cuisine. Approachable upon release and will cellar till 2022 and beyond.
Vintage 2016
Varietal Composition
50% Merlot
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
20% Syrah
Appellation Napa Valley
Alcohol % 14.50
Size 750 ml
$22.00 per Bottle
$264.00 per Case