Meet our Y3 Taureau, an indulgent blend sourced from premium vineyards. Starting with Merlot, sourced from Dry Creek Valley, the Taureau offers a polished blend with Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Full bodied. Feisty. Just like the legendary bull after whom it was named. And not only does Taureau pair well with most dishes, but it offers a “special occasion taste” at an “everyday wine price.” For a gorgeous blend with a soft entry and deep complexity, grab a bull by the bottle.
This wine is what one would expect with a name like Taureau. Boasting incredible purple fruit colors, the flavors of blackberry, black cherry and red fruit ooze into the palate, all supported by polished tannins. Balanced and delicious, this wine should drink well up on release until 2022 or longer.
Our goal with this wine was to produce an approachable, everyday drinking wine that pairs with a range of foods.
Y3. Or as you may ask, why not? After all, the beauty of this wine runs far deeper than the label. Celebrating three generations of land-tilling, wine-loving Jacksons, siblings Kimberly and Trent are proud to present Y3, a wine as special as the memories of their grandparents at Yarrayne Ranch.
In our humble wine-obsessed opinion, many Napa Valley Chardonnays tend to be over-styled with excessive butter and oak. But as the Jackson siblings know (through lots of “testing“), an outstanding Chardonnay owes its success to outstanding fruit, not a heavy style. We think you’ll agree.
The Y3 Chardonnay begins with tropical finesse, fresh white fruit aromas and lingering notes of honeysuckle and sliced pear. The palate is clean with bright citrus and a tingling minerality. Neither pushy nor boastful, this Chardonnay will leave a lasting impression that is enjoyable now through 2016.
Summers get hot in Calistoga and it was on such a feverish day that siblings Kimberly and Trent found inspiration for this wine. The aim was simple: Make a clean and refreshing wine while representing a true to varietal Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
This Sauvignon Blanc begins with fresh vibrant aromas of melon, pear, grapefruit and hints of dried apricot and fig. The palate captures the essence of the aromatics with a bounty of bright citrus and minerality laced with crisp acidity that lingers with a fresh finish.
Introducing the debut of our first JAX vineyard designate Chardonnay! Sourced from a highly coveted vineyard on the southwest side of Carneros, this vineyard produces pristine fruit preserved by the San Pablo Bay sea breeze. Kirk Venge elevates the fruit with delectable French oak accents. The limited production and remarkable flavor profile inspired us to hand wax every single bottle…
This chardonnay opens up with aromas of bright fruit, including pear, citrus, and white peach. Delectably rich, the creamy melange of apricot jam, white peach and honey flavors are framed by warm vanilla and almond notes. Winemaker Kirk Venge achieves a balanced acidity that keeps this wine fresh and lively on the palate.
Here at Jax, we have always viewed Pinot Noir as a distant fantasy. The grape demands mild temperatures and very specific conditions. Long story short, it's one finicky varietal. Fast forward to the arrival of our new CEO Dan Parrot, a true pinot enthusiast. Having worked with some of the best producers in Burgundy, Dan inspired us to seek the ultimate pinot vineyard. One yielding a complex yet balanced style. Something both lush and elegant. The winner? A small, breezy spot just off the Sonoma coast. The result? A pinot that's sure to seduce. With aromas of dried cherry, plum and strawberry that lead to subtle hints of pine, this new wine is a pleasure to behold. Now or in 2020. But really, why keep your date waiting?
Sitting along the California coastline, the Sonoma Coast is known for producing beautiful Pinot Noir. 2012 was no exception. Ocean breezes during bright, sunny days and brisk morning fog allow proper ripening while preserving the lively acidity in the wine. Gradual ripening allowed development of beautiful fruit flavors of cherry, kirsch, and light blackberry.
The 2011 growing season in Napa Valley proved to be complicated and difficult for all vintners. Cool temperatures in the spring delayed fruit onset and reduced fruit yields across the valley. Following a slow growing season, October came with rains and humidity, requiring diligent pruning and further delaying the harvest. However, late October heat gave our fruit the ripening it needed resulting in a balanced wine, with refined elegance.
JAX VINEYARDS, NAPA VALLEY Our Cabernet Franc crop continues produce nothing but beautiful age-worthy wines. Leaving an inky coating on the wine glass, this wine leads with aromas of caramel, cherry and espresso bean. The palate follows suit with well balanced flavors of sweet black fruit, cinnamon and spices. Cellared properly, this wine will drink well into 2030 and beyond.
Winemaker Kirk Venge showcases our Calistoga terroir in this estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. The bouquet opens up with notes of mocha, camphor and crushed herbs. The palate follows with flavors of cherry, espresso and blackberry with hints of new French oak. This wine can be enjoyed now or cellared till 2028.
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2010 JAX Y3 Chardonnay "Best of Class"SF Chronicle
2009 JAX Y3 Taureau "Gold Medal"SF Chronicle
2009 JAX Y3 Sauvignon Blanc "Gold Medal"SF Chronicle
An outstanding value is the 2007 Chardonnay Y3, which offers copious tropical fruit, orange blossom, and nectarine scents and flavors along with fresh acids and an endearing purity as well as texture. A sleeper of the vintage, it should drink nicely for several years. Robert Parker
We received 90 points on our 2003 JAX Cabernet Sauvignon
The elegant, deep ruby/purple-colored 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits red and black currant fruit notes intermixed with hints of oak, tobacco leaf, and spice. Well put together and not excessively tannic, it is ideal for drinking over the next 10-12 years. Robert Parker
We received 90 points on our 2005 JAX Y3 Chardonnay
Silver Medalist on our 2007 JAX Y3 ChardonnaySF Chronicle
Silver Medalist on our 2007 JAX Y3 Sauvignon BlancSF Chronicle
The 2006 Sauvignon Blanc was listed in Top 14 Sauvignon Blanc Values Wine Spectator
The 2006 Y3 Chardonnay was included in a huge writeup entitled Top 10 Chardonnays to Watch Wine Spectator
Complete full page article featuring JAX distributed in Dallas, Los Angeles, Orange County and Chicago Modern Luxury Magazine
2008 JAX Y3 Taureau is a Double Gold Medalist SF Chronicle
2009 JAX Y3 Chardonnay is a Gold Medalist SF Chronicle
2008 JAX Y3 Sauvignon Blanc is a Silver Medalist SF Chronicle
A very clean nose, with gorgeous pear puree. I like the great mouthfeel of this wine, which is round but not fat, and attacks the palate in a lovely way. Really persistent, creamy apple and citrus fruits, like an apple-lemon pudding. I like this wine a whole lot. Gary Vaynerchuk, on the 2009 Y3 Chardonnay