Dark chocolate, black cherry, intense and smokey, with a purple hue and lots of spices. Decanting recommended for the wine to fully express itself.
One of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers, Julien Fayard is the winemaker. He moved to Napa in 2006, working with Philippe Melka as his director of winemaking for eight years before launching his own projects, which include Fayard Winemaking and Covert Estate in Coombsville. Now with more than two decades of winemaking expertise, Julien Fayard produces California varietals with French finesse. He believes in producing wines with an identity, exploiting what makes each one unique. Julien’s wines are a pure expression of their terroir, highlighting the specificities and characteristics of the fruit, vineyard management, soil and climate. He has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence.
Fittingly, it was a wine-fueled conversation during a dinner in 2012 that led Chris and Vernon to float the idea of creating their very own label. Major League teammates and fathers of two, they shared not only a passion for wine but a passion for family as well. After their first four vintages of JACK Wines, Chris and Vernon made the decision to expand their wine portfolio by adding Two Old Dogs, through a partnership with a friend and well respected vintner, Jennifer Lamb.
JD91 A terrific value, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Two Old Dogs sports a dense purple color as well as an up-front, fruit-driven nose of blueberries, candied orange zest, violets, and spice box. Rich and medium to full-bodied, it has a rounded, mouth-filling texture and sweet tannins. Drink this delicious, easygoing beauty any time over the coming 10-12 years.
Estate Notes: A striking aromatic presence, with flavor profiles that lean towards darker and denser fruit extractions. A deep burgundy red is sure to impress. Deep black cherry, ripe plum, spice, mineral and pencil lead character with black cherry and cola, and a hint of sweet spices and herbs, and vanilla. Black raspberry, sweet, blue fruit, minerals and dense black cherries and ripe plums. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 65% new French oak barrels.