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JAX 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Featured in our Diamond Wine of the Month Club

Block 3
Napa Valley AVA
94 Points — Jeb Dunnuck
94 Points — Wine Enthusiast
93 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
 
Appellation
Calistoga AVA
Grapes
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged
in new French oak
Cases Produced
202


94 POINTSJeb Dunnuck
“It offers a super-rich bouquet of blueberries, plums, Asian spices, sagebrush, and lavender. With full-bodied richness and depth as well as sweet tannins and rocking levels of purity, it’s easily the standout in the lineup.”

94 POINTSWine Enthusiast
“This big, bold wine tastes of blackberry pie dusted in clove and nutmeg, giving it a lush and plush feel. Thick and densely structured, it offers elongated tannins and a memorable, spicy finish.”

93 POINTSRobert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
“The deep garnet-purple colored wine offers up cassis, baked blackberries and blueberry compote with lifted notes of spice box and licorice plus a touch of sage. Full-bodied, rich, firm and grainy, the palate has loads of freshness and an aniseed finish.”

Winemaker's Notes
Sourced from the prized block on the JAX Estate, the Block 3 Cabernet reflects the premium fruit of the vineyard. After noticing such remarkable fruit from this block, we decided to isolate this gem and bottle merely 5 barrels. This project is an intense expression of the red rock, alluvial soil at the base of Mt. Saint Helena. The lush fruit driven profile of the 337 clone produces a wine that is well structured with lovely herbal notes on the nose.

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