Jarvis Winery

Jarvis Winery

DTR Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Mike R

Damn Good — 2 years ago

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 This was the surprise of the evening. We decant this wine for several hours and it was still as tight as a drum. Certainly have never seen a 2012 hold up like this. Inaugural vintage.
Mike R

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I thought it was open when I drank it later

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I tasted this on Saturday at an event and thought it was completely shut down and flat. Reading this makes me think they didn’t give it enough air before pouring! Will have to give it another go sometime.

Jarvis Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Deep yellow color and strong aromas of vanilla, stone fruits. Wonderful strong, rich flavors of vanilla, oak, with subtle background of citrus lending acidity to keep it light and very drinkable. Not too oaky or buttery, everything to love about California Chardonnay! — 3 years ago

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Estate Grown Cave Fermented Napa Valley Merlot 2014

Shay A

I’ve had 2011, 2012, 2013 and now 2014. Aside from 2011, the notes are quite similar. This was opened for a merlot theme, and found itself near to the 2012 Reserve (much more layered). Corked and held up well over a few days.

After a few visits here, you start to pick up a signature note in all their red wines which is like menthol wrapped green peppercorn, and that is absolutely present here.

There’s an old world style but with a stamp of new world. Similar to the 2013, this has quite a bit of herb crusted black cherries and cherry tobacco aromatically. On the palate it has nice weight at this age and seems to be drinking at peak but with a great spine of acid. There is bay leaf, powdered dark cocoa, mocha, tart currant and more black cherry notes towards the finish. More right bank Bordeaux like than the other vintages. Really pretty.
— 6 months ago

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Jarvis Winery

Will Jarvis' Science Project Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2014

Mike R

First time trying and wow - nicely woven integrated wine but my friend and fellow wine nerd @Shay A says it best so borrowing his comments from 2018 and I quote

“Jarvis winery is one of my all time favorite winery visits in Napa. Their caves are the most impressive I've seen, along with their natural springs running through the tunnels. Their merlot is my favorite out of Napa, and their
Cab Franc is a close second. This is 95% CF, 5% merlot. It balances ripe Napa CF and Loire Valley CF. Streak of green bell pepper down the middle with herbal spice, ripe
blackberry and stemmy dark fruits. There is plum, and spice cake on the finish. This needed an hour+ for the mid palate to beefen up and match the entry and finish”

Bravo and well said Shay - glad I found my patience with this wine bud
— 2 years ago

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Glad you enjoyed @Mike R ! Merry Christmas my friend!
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Merry Christmas 🌲 Mike. God bless

Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Lake William Red Bordeaux Blend

Would go back to Jarvis again and again for this despite the high price tag. My all time favorite. Everything you can dream of in a red wine and more. — 7 months ago

Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Finch Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Shay A

Jarvis has always been such a unique producer with its incredible underground facility and fascinating lineup of wines. Their Finch Hollow Chardonnays (this one and the Unfiltered version) are outrageously expensive, but they sure know how to deliver on flavor profile.

My notes here are actually quite similar to the 2015 I opened last year, but everything is a touch more restrained. Normally quite rich with expensive oak usage, this seems nicely balanced…it’s almost fresh in profile. Sweet lemon cream alongside marzipan and sea breeze aromatically. From a phenolic standpoint, it’s close to some of the Aubert offerings with its powerful texture. Finishes with a surprising amount of honeysuckle, caramel dipped apple, and honeycrisp. This seems to be built for a bit longer aging compared to the 2015. I’ll be curious to see how the 2018 is.
— 2 years ago

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Nice note 👍@Shay A Happy New Year! 🥂🍾

Jarvis Winery

Reserve Estate Grown Cave Fermented Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

7th anniversary wine!🍷 — 2 years ago

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Love Jarvis wines.

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Torchiana Beresini Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2017

It’s Chardonnay week! First the Jarvis Finch Hollow and now Tor Beresini. Excellent — 3 years ago