2016 JAMES JOSEPH “KATHRYN’S RESERVE” PROPRIETARY RED, MOUNT VEEDER
While some wines are ready to be enjoyed nearly immediately after bottling, others can take time to fully come around and get their legs under them. History has proven when the James Joseph Reds reach a year in the bottle, magic happens and they begin to perform at such a high-level that they’re nearly unrecognizable from when they were bottled. With that extra time in the bottle, the 2016 now pulls you in, with a dramatic and hedonistic bouquet of wild blackberries, dark chocolates, black currants, graphite and sweet vanilla. Born from a single vineyard located at 1,100 feet elevation on Mount Veeder, the final blend on the 2016 combines Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in a way that perfectly expresses the Mountains majestic terroir, with a vivid display of fine-grained tannins, focused berries, dried flowers, chocolate and stony minerality.
In wine, greatness can come from a steadfast focus on your core strengths. With James Joseph, we’ve scaled back production by 75% in 2016, producing just four barrels of the absolute best wine possible. The 2016 was authored by Grant Long Jr., winemaker at Witchery, Steps and Aonair, and it was kept for 21 months in oak. Those of you who tasted any of the previous vintages of James Joseph, know exactly what to expect… $100/btl quality at a price that’s an epic value…
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