1st bottle red:  2016 Y3 Cabernet Sauvignon:

For the wine snob:

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon originates from Napa, Sonoma, and the North Coast of California.  More specifically, it comes from the high elevation of the “Red Hills” AVA region in Lake County.  This wine is aged for 10 months in French Oak barrels (new).

For the rest of us:

This wine has many layers to it.  Close your eyes and see if you can pick them out.  First the fruit hits you, black cherry. This is followed by  cocoa, and later cedar spice on the finish. While this wine is complex, it is also elegant as well.  Best served with burgers on the grill and with friends.


1st bottle white:  2016 Jax Y3 Chardonnay

For the wine snob:

This 100% Chardonnay originates from Carenos, in Napa Valley, California.  This wine is inspired by the three generations of land tilling that occured at Yarrayne Ranch. This wine is aged in barrels 3+ years old.  Malolactic fermentation is limited to 10% to preserve minerality.

 

For the rest of us:

This is your everyday drinker.  Be careful, you might want to drink this wine EVERYDAY.  This is a fruit driven Chardonnay that is simple. Green apple and pear are the most prevalent notes to this wine.  It is balanced and holds nice length to its finish. Best served at your next bbq with friends in the backyard while kids are running around enjoying themselves.

Enjoy!


2nd bottle red:  2015 Y3 Taureau

For the wine snob:

This blend of Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Syrah (20%), and Zinfandel (5%) originates from Napa Valley, California.  The name Taureau comes from a prize bull that the Jackson family owned. He was feisty, high-kicking, and a personality to match.  4000 cases of this wine were produced.

 

For the rest of us:

If you ever find yourself thinking, “you know, I really like blends,” this is the wine for you.  Even if you have never thought that, this is still the wine for you. It is the definition of a “people pleaser” wine.  Everyone likes it. The lush dark blackberry and black cherry fruit are to die for. It is approachable and can be paired with a wide variety of food.  Best served with your best group of friends. Enjoy!


2nd bottle white:  2017 Jax Y3 Sauvignon Blanc

For the wine snob:

This 100% Sauvignon Blanc originates from Calistoga, in Napa Valley, California.  This wine is inspired by the three generations of land tilling that occured at Yarrayne Ranch.  Kimberly and Trent got their inspiration on a super hot summer day and decided to make a clean and refreshing wine that became Jax Y3 Sauvignon Blanc.  

  

For the rest of us:

This wine is the epitome of a clean and crisp wine.  You will get ruby red grapefruit, honeydew melon and orange blossom as well.  The finish is dry and long with a lemon zest that will make you want to revisit this wine shortly after finishing your sip.  Be careful with this one. It goes down too easy. Best served with light fare or no food at all. Enjoy with friends.


1st bottle reserve red:  2016 Jax Cabernet Sauvignon

For the wine snob:

This Cabernet (97%) and Cabernet Franc (3%) originates from Calistoga, in Napa California.  Fruit is handpicked, sorted, and cold soaked. This wine is aged in French oak (70% new and 30% neutral).  Recommendation from the winemaker is to let this wine breath for 30 minutes prior to consumption.

 

For the rest of us:

Ok, so here’s the scoop.  This wine is awesome. It is the Jax flagship wine.  This one wine represents all of the quality of the vineyard and it does not disappoint.  You will get layer upon layer of blackberries, cassis, and forest floor. This is the big boy you don’t just bring out any day of the week.  Best served with your significant other over a nicely prepared meal of red meat. Enjoy slowly to allow the complexity of this wine continue to change throughout your experience.


1st bottle reserve white:  2017 Jax Dutton Chardonnay

For the wine snob:

This 100% chardonnay originates from Dutton Ranch in the Russian River Valley of California.  Nicknamed, “Moon Dust,” for its fine grained soil, this wine demonstrates “decadence inside and out.”  This wine is aed for 10 months in French Oak (30% new).

 

For the rest of us:

This wine is a such a harmony of flavors, it tastes like candy.  It is adult “Green Apple Jolly Rancher” in a bottle. You will also pick up on poached pear and lemon.  It is a fruit driven Chardonnay that will please all of your white wine drinking friends. Better yet, keep it for yourself. This wine is too good to share.  Best served on your porch when the weather cracks 70 degrees.


2nd bottle reserve red:  2016 Jax Cabernet Franc

For the wine snob:

This 100% Cabernet Franc originates from Calistoga, in Napa Valley, California.  A mere three barrels of this wine are produced. Harvesting occurs in the early morning hours to maximize acidity and ensure that the fruit is chilled.  Malolactic fermentation takes place in concrete vats using native yeasts. This wine is aged 22 months in French oak (66% new).

 

For the rest of us:

Super juicy lighter cousin of Cabernet Sauvignon.  You will get a burst of cherry, plum, and a nose of cigar box.  The tannins are very approachable with nice acidity to match. This wine is best served now or in 7-8 years.