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2021 Jax Estate Cabernet Franc

Sourced from a mere half acre of the Jax Vineyard in northern Calistoga, we produce just 4-5 barrels of this lovely age-worthy gem. Thriving from the alluvial loam soil, consistent seasonal temperatures this Cabernet Franc has intense aromatic notes of Ranier cherry, the palate is quickly coated with generous layers of blueberry, dark plum and cigar box. We call this "Our Vineyard Gem."

The Craft

Our grapes were handpicked, sorted and cold-soaked immediately. Following fermentation, this wine was aged for 21 months in 75% French oak. The Calistoga terroir shines through in the Cabernet Franc’s rich aromatics and long finish, all accompanied by the structured tannins and French oak accents.

Tasting Notes

The power of the vintage shows through, with intense aromatic notes of dark cherry, blueberry and plum. The true Cabernet Franc aromatics of cigar box, black pepper, forest floor and pencil lead minerality are under the fruit. The tannins are present but soft and in play well with the acidity, with lush red fruit lingering on the long finish. Beautiful and bright in its youth the wine would benefit from 7-8 years in the cellar.


92pts Jeb Dunnick
Vintage 2021
Varietal 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation Calistoga
Aging 21 months in French Oak, 75% new
Size 750 ml
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$65.00 per Bottle
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$780.00 per Case