2018 JF Wines (Julien Fayard) Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (750ml)15 0 0 0
We are thrilled to be one of the only retailers in the country to offer a special new passion project from Julien Fayard called JF Wines. As many of you know Fayard cut his teeth at famed Chateau Lafite and his Bordeaux sensibility is very prevalent in this new project. There is a lot of well deserved hype around the stunning 2018 vintage as the other two single vineyard designates from JF scored huge with Galloni but those are not available yet. With only 150 cases made and under $100 this is an under the radar gem that Bordeaux and Napa fans would thoroughly enjoy!
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is loaded with the essence of crème de cassis, lavender, licorice, cinnamon and crushed rocks. Bright acids and beams of supporting structure add energy to play off the inky fruit. This is another absolutely impeccable wine from Julien Fayard." - Antonio Galloni
About the winemaker:
With more than two decades of winemaking expertise, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. He believes in producing wines with an identity, exploiting what makes each one unique. Julien’s wines are a pure expression of their terroir, highlighting the specificities and characteristics of the fruit, vineyard management, soil and climate. He has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence.
Originally from France, Julien began his career as a winemaker producing quality rosé at his family’s winery in Provence. In Bordeaux he worked at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite before relocating to Napa Valley. In Napa, he was Philippe Melka’s director of winemaking for a few years before launching his own projects.