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2016 JAX Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

JAX Vineyards sources this estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the family’s vineyard in northern Calistoga.  David Jackson purchased the family vineyard after 5 years of searching for his ideal terroir encompassing alluvial loam soil, dry farmed vineyards, and the elemental protection of our little valley.  The JAX name represents an updated, modern twist of the family name.

The Craft

Our grapes are handpicked, sorted and cold-soaked immediately after picking. Following fermentation, this wine was aged for 21 months in French oak, 70% new. This wine offers dark, concentrated depth and character. Given a few minutes or hours after opening a bottle, the aromatics will continue to evolve and improve.

Tasting Notes

Opening with aromas of blackberries, cassis and forest floor, this indulgent and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon showcases great length and focus on the palate. Already elegant and well-structured at its release (largely due to the mild, and consistent temperatures of the 2016 growing season), this wine will continue to evolve in complexity and refinement for many years to come.

Ratings

2013, 92pts Robert Parker 2014, 93pts Robert Parker 2015, 92-94pts Robert Parker 2016, Not yet rated
Vintage 2016
Varietal Composition
97% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Cabernet Franc
Appellation Calistoga
Aging 21 months in French Oak, 70% new
Alcohol % 14.8
Size 750 ml
$50.00 per Bottle
$600.00 per Case