2019
Passion

Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: JCSNVPA193
$95
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$76.00 Member Price*
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Description

RADIANT · MYSTERIOUS · FLAMBOYANT · VIBRANT · REBELLIOUS CAPRICIOUS · ALLURING · EPHEMERAL · SPICY · LUSCIOUS· PASSION · DASHING · DEBONAIR · CHARISMATIC · ROMANTIC · SPONTANEOUS · INTIMATE · TUMULTUOUS · GRACEFUL · HONORIS · OPULENT· DECADENT · HEDONISTIC · PROFOUND· INDULGENT· PROVOCATIVE.

What Passion Signifies: 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.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Deep garnet-purple in color.

Aroma: 

Aromas of Morello cherries, red and blackcurrants and hints of cardamom waft from the glass.
 

Palate: 

Dark cherry, plum and mocha flavors are layered with notes of white chocolateand a touch of oak. The full-bodied is rich and powerful, framed by smooth tannins and a seamless, fresh finish that lingers. 

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Harvested in the early morning hours between October 1 and November 2 from seven vineyards across Napa Valley. 75% of the fruit was harvested from vineyards in Oakville, St. Helena and Rutherford with the remaining balance comesfrom hillside vineyards located in Howell Mountain and the hills above Rutherford.The Cabernet Sauvignon went through extended maceration andwas on the skins for an average of 49 days while the other two varietals were pressed off at freshness. 

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley 
  • Varietals: 
    • 94% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 4% Cabernet Franc
    • 2% Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Aging:
    •  24 months
    • 100% French oak
    • 42% New French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
New York strip steak
Cheese & Nuts:
Strong Hard Cheeses