This is the first Pinot produced from this Kendall Jackson vineyard named after Jess Jackson’s daughter, Julia. A fruit forward wine with tons of fruit aromas, herb and oak notes, aged for 12 months in French oak, 25% new, making this wine fresh and vibrant good for drinking now, and some short-term aging. The 2016 was a good year with an early harvest with perfectly ripe fruit. On the palate, strawberry and cherry flavors with baking spice and gentle oak. Fine tannins, lingering ending with fruit and subtle spice character. Tasting Sample! — 8 days ago
Medium minus garnet red. A touch dirty on the attack of the nose, dried cherries, strawberries, floral and a little tobacco. Medium tannins (5/10) and medium bodied. Dry palate coated in dried blackberries, cherries, a little bit of herbs and some bright acidity in the backend. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2021. — 7 days ago
Bright yellow gold. Nose of baked quince and light butterscotch. Echoed on the full-bodied palate with a good backbone of medium plus acidity wrapped up inside. A rare bird in California Chardonnays in that it gives body, fruit, oak, and food-friendly freshness without overloading in any of them. I’m not always a fan of Wagner family works, but this under-the-radar Chardonnay is actually a good representation of the style. Good enough at regular price, but a steal when it’s on sale. Drink now through 2021. — 3 days ago
Usually available at Los Olivos Cafe this is from the 3rd Corner in Encinitas. Dirt and strawberry nose. Soft. Quite dark. 13.2%. 225 cases. I love the wines from the Storm brothers one is making wine in South Africa one is here in Santa Barbara. Dark deep cherry. Tea notes. Violets? Burgundian in style. Just beautiful and highly recommended. Available at Third Corner in Encinitas. — 8 days ago
Bought this for an online wine tasting class. Wasn’t sure about it at first but it’s growing on me. Smooth finish. Lots of red fruit with a little hint of cocoa maybe? Nice sipper. — 4 days ago
I let this decant for 2 days then put a slight chill on it! This is light...refreshing and a fun wine...different for sure! Cranberries..raspberries.rose petals..plum..bacon fat and baking spices!
@Severn Goodwin 1st hummingbird 5/5! Late from last year..Cooler and wet here! — 17 days ago
Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.
This was my contribution and I loved being able to try this alongside the ‘11 that Bryan brought. So different! The ‘11 had almost 25% more Grenache than this, and was definitely lighter, spicer and had more acidity. This was dark and brooding and had more tannin on the finish. Fresh squeezed ripe blueberries and blackberries with peppercorn strip and charred plum. Obviously young, I re-corked and will update tomorrow...
Day 2: More floral up front on the nose and more savory on the palate with graphite and herbs de Provence. Decidedly more red fruit dominant at the finish...rhubarb and black cherry. More complexity for sure. Enjoyable now if given a 2hr decant, or hold for 2-3 more years. — 12 days ago