*Wine will ship when weather permits. This wine ships in 6-pack cases.
JAX Vineyard's Block 3 has always produced the best fruit of our JAX Estate in northern Calistoga. This is an intense expression of our unique red rock, alluvial soil at the base of Mount Saint Helena. Making it's debut in the 2013 vintage, this wine has repeatedly scored 94 to 97pts from numerous critics. This wine will be a treasure to anyones private cellar.
The fruit was hand picked and gently processed using our state-of-the-art Pellenc sorting and destemming system. The pristine, whole berry fruit was fermented in a concrete tank fermenter. Time on skins lasted 15-30 days. The finished wine was aged in 100% new, tight grained, French Oak barrels for 22 months. We employ a variety of cooperages for our Bordeaux varieties including Boutes, Sylvain, Taransaud, Gamba, and Alain Foquet. All Jax wines are produced using 100% native spontaneous yeast. Bottled unflitered and unfined. This wine will drink well for 15+ years.
Medium to deep purple color. This wine shows great focus, an opulent "sweet" center and notes of cassis, dark chocolate, and roasted herbs. Mineral-tinged and broad on the palate, the wine displays fine grained tannings and a lush concentration. Decant or open this wine for 1-2 hours for best appreciation.