2015
Passion

Red Blend
Description

Passion is a culmination; a gathering of styles, vineyards, and emotions. This superlative blend is an emotional crescendo; a wine that unites the best of the Napa Valley terroirs to create a harmonious and exceptional blend that captures the essence of the JCB Collection.

SCORE: 94 | DECEMBER 29, 2017 | WINE ADVOCATE

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Opens with enticing aromas of black currant and star anise with hints of blueberry and spice.

Palate: 

Seductive flavors of Bing cherry, blackberry and sweet jam are highlighted with a hint of cedar and supple tannins that lead to a long, satisfying finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Five remarkable vineyards from Rutherford, St. Helena & Carneros comprise the Passion blend. 

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley 
  • Varietals: 
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Petite Sirah
  • Aging:
    • 17 Months in French oak
    • 26% New
    • Tight-grained, Medium Toast
    • 36-52 Days of Skin Contact
  • pH: 3.69
  • TA: 6.0 g/L
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Bone-in Ribeye, Braised Lamb Shank
$85