2015 Jillians Blend
Our family has been proudly growing grapes in Napa Valley for two generations; this unique fusion of four varietals honors the youngest member of the third generation in our farming family, our daughter Jillian. This Left Bank Bordeaux-style blend with a twist of Rhone is structured, but easy to drink. Jillian’s is the only blend we make and it’s our most popular red wine.
This visually attractive wine, has a deep ruby crimson hue when held to the light. The aroma has heartwarming notes of vanilla, blackberry preserve, currants and warmed spices. The approachable tannins rest gently on the palate, complimented by flavors of fresh blueberries, strawberry rhubarb and roasted coffee. The long, memorable finish leaves you yearning for the next sip.
Cabernet Sauvignon: 60% Mast Ranch, 40% Linda Vista Ranch;
Syrah: 100% Eagle Vines Ranch;
Merlot: 100% Big Ranch;
Malbec: 100% Flat Rock Ranch;
Petit Verdot: 100% Flat Rock Ranch;
21 months in oak, 75% French oak, 25% American oak, 40% new, 60% neutral
A perfect accompaniment to a thick grilled pork chop, with baked sweet potatoes.
92 points by Wine Spectator 92 pts & 92 points by James Suckling & 91 points by Vinous
||Medium Red Wine