When Englishman Perry Butler immigrated to California thirty years ago, it was not with the intention of joining the booming wine industry, but rather, he and his wife Carolyn devised a computer services company that had instant appeal to the airlines industry. The company provided travel links for many of the world’s top carriers and quickly became very successful. Located in the East Bay community of Walnut Creek, its proximity to nearby Napa Valley proved to be a compelling force to the talented couple and the Butlers began visiting the alluring wine country every so often. Those visits became so frequent that in 1997 they purchased a weekend home that came complete with an acre of grapes planted in Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Soon enough, Perry and Carolyn found themselves spending more time in Napa than their home in the East Bay and it became clear that their future lay in viticulture. After selling their home and business, the couple bought an incredible 50 acre plot on Spring Mountain and it became the inspiration for their winery, Juslyn Vineyards. Juslyn (a combination of daughter Justine, and Perry’s wife Carolyn) started slowly, and announced their first release of 700 cases in 1998. The wine was incredible, and displayed elegance in the style of a premier cru Bordeaux. Each vintage thereafter has been more productive and each release becomes more exciting as they experience firsthand the future of Juslyn and its powerhouse wines. Today, Juslyn is a name associated as one of the top cult Cabernet Sauvignon producers in all of Napa Valley.
Juslyn Vineyards - Napa Valley
Diamond Plus! selection - 95 points Robert Parker
- Juslyn2005 Proprietary Red Blend
- Perry's Blend
- Napa Valley
- 95 - Robert Parkerid: 1021