2016 Surrealist Le Heart

Red Blend

We wanted to create a wine that is surrealistic; a wine that has never been done before as a blend from the Napa Valley – seductive, lush and opulent, rich yet silky with an eternal finish… An equal union of powerful Petit Verdot from high elevation hillsides in eastern Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena – known for Cabernets of femininity, elegance and grace, the wine is a surrealistic expression of our dreams for the ultimate Napa red wine.

The Surrealist as a wine represents the freedom of our own interpretation of flavors, smells, texture, & senses where each can further interpret independently their own geography of pleasure… May it inspire you to put theory into practice, actuality into fantasy, where the discovery of our creation will spark a surreal event & catalyze an epiphany within you…and yourself…


*JCB Surrealist is not eligible for any discounts or promotions.

Tasting Notes

Classic aromas of crème de cassis, graphite, tobacco leaf, and freshly sharpened cedar pencils.


This is very juicy and flavorful with lots of ripe berries and fine tannins. Full-bodied, flavorful and intense. It’s powerful, layered, yet at the same time, elegant. 

Vintage Notes: 

The Surrealist by JCB portrays the experience of contrasting worlds: celebrating tradition & modernity, the real & the imagined, the past & the future, the consciousness of the self & the other, the inner & the outer worlds… Surrealism is the passage from one state to another, while also representing, for wine, the two facets of wine, the two colors of wine, the personalities of all our senses, the evocation of transformation, and the notion that time & space is limitless thanks to the elixir of freedom!

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Varietals:
    • 76% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 24% Petit Verdot
  • Aging:
    • 22 Months
    • 100% French oak
    • 76% New oak 
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Venison, Buffalo Medallions, Wagyu Beef
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses & Brie and Guyere
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom Tomato Sauce
Mushroom Tomato Sauce
Creamy Polenta w/Mushrooms
Bittersweet Chocolate Desserts such as Flourless Chocolate Cake or Soufflé