2018
Passion

Red Blend
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.

95 points | Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2018 Passion offers up tons of inky dark fruit. The tannins are a bit angular at this stage, so I would cellar the 2018 for at least a year or two. Everything is dialed up here, meaning the fruit, but also the tannins. Dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot round out this Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend. -- Antonio Galloni

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Deep purple in color.  

 

Aroma: 

This wine opens with aromas of blackberries, cassis, and anise, our 2018 Passion Red Wine is both sensual and evocative. 

Palate: 

Red and black fruits dance with hints of dark chocolate and toasty notes that are emphasized with exotic spice. The complex tannins lead to a long, rich and intense finish. This bottle speaks for itself.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

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.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley 
  • Varietals: 
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Merlot
    • Petit Verdot
    • Malbec
  • Aging:
    •  20 months
    • 100% French oak
    • 25% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Hearty Beef Stew w/Garden Vegetables, Prime Bone-in Ribeye
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses such as Cheddar or Parmesan, Blue Cheese
SKU:
JREPA183
$85