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2019 Jacks Are Wild
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2019 Jacks Are Wild
Starfield Estate El Dorado AVA

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SKU: 1FSFV19Jacks

Tasting Notes

The 2019 Jacks Are Wild is sophisticated elegance, with surprisingly varied aromatics intertwined seamlessly. Rich aromatics of plum and chocolate lead into intriguing aromas of thyme, oregano, soil and bay leaf. The palate entices with a depth of dark fruits, blackberry, black currant, and black cherry, interwoven with delicate notes of quince and fig. The ripe fruit is supported with clove, vanilla, black pepper, and smokey bacon. Each sip finishes with a delicate swath of velvet tannins, showing restraint and elegance. In order to experience the true bold elegance of this wine, decant for 35-45 minutes before enjoying. Drink now through 2026. 

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.

Wine Profile

Grape Variety: 47% Petite Sirah, 20% Grenache, 14% Tempranillo, 12% Aglianico, 7% Counoise
Appellation: El Dorado AVA
Vineyard:  Starfield Estate
Vines: Planted 2013-2015
Elevation & Site : 2,200 - 2,400 feet. Petite Sirah is planted on a south-facing slope just below the lake, where it can bask in the afternoon sun, as are Grenache & Counoise at the top of the hill. Aglianico grows on warm, southwest slopes in rocky, shallow soil, while Tempranillo grows in one of the coolest, north-facing slopes on the property.
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH:  3.68
Acidity g/L: 5.47
Cellaring: 18 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak
Bottling Date: June 2021
Production: 426 cases

Food Pairings

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies, Roasted Lamb, Chocolate Covered Figs, Barbequed Ribs, Smoked Ribs, Duck Confit, Roasted Portabello, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Filet Mignon topped with Blackberry Compote

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