The 2016 Jacks Are Wild possesses the true essence of a bold red blend! The most robust and structured fruit was hand-selected and aged for 18 months in 100% French oak to create a blend of Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, and Aglianico that is richly sophisticated, multi-layered and where all elements come together effortlessly. You are first drawn in by the deeply opaque ruby color and vibrant aromatics of blackberry jam, chocolate, raspberry, coffee, and toasted oak. The enticing palate leads with flavors of blueberry, dried fig, dark cherry and savory notes of oregano, rosemary, and hints of fresh summer tomato. This blend has impeccable balance and ripeness with an astonishing depth that signifies the hallmark characteristics of these spectacular varietals. With an elegantly long, savory finish and its beautifully intertwined acidity, this wine will continue to age famously for the next 10 to 15 years.
The Jacks Are Wild name celebrates Tom's family heritage and the Jack family's legendary fall barbeques! Each fall on the family cattle ranch, they would celebrate with family, friends, and neighbors who helped make it a success! On any farm, be it cattle, grapes or other agriculture, it takes a village to bring it all in. We invite you to savor this wine and to celebrate your own 'roundup' with your loved ones.
91 points & Cellar Selection by Wine Enthusiast
Gold Medal, 90 points, Orange County Fair
|Grape Variety:||47% Petite Sirah; 42% Tempranillo; 11% Aglianico|
|Appellation:||El Dorado AVA|
|Vines:||Planted 2013 & 2014.|
|Elevation & Site :||2,200 - 2,300 feet. Petite Sirah and Aglianico are planted on warm southwest slopes. Tempranillo is planted in the coolest part of the vineyard.|
|Cellaring:||18 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French Oak|
|Bottling Date:||June 23, 2018|
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