Winemakers Paul Scotto and Mitch Cosentino both agree wholeheartedly that before the first grape is brought to the winery 80% to 90% of the eventual wine's merit has been determined in the vineyard as it is the ultimate contributor to a wine's excellence. For all wines in The JMC Luxury Portfolio, only the finest Napa Valley vineyards are chosen based on their history of wines produced plus the meticulous attention paid to the soil and each vine.
Paul's overriding philosophy is "patience and letting the vineyard tell me what to do." And Mitch adds that "A visual inspection is important but tasting wines produced from the site, with a conscientious effort to separate winemaking influences, is paramount to determining the character of the vineyard."
Aged 22 months in French oak and made in the style of the classic and youthful right bank Bordeaux. The aromatics include currants, black plums, bay leaf and allspice. The deep black and red fruit flavors of currant and cherry are accompanied by side notes of white pepper with bay leaf from the nose. Limestone accents convey minerality and carry deep into the palate. The full body, polished structure and excel-lent balance with complementary ripe tannins result in a long, complex finish.
The hallmarks of 50 Harvests have always been a subtle expression of balance, structure and longevity that are well represented in this, our fifth release from Napa’s heralded 2015 vintage. A medium ruby color is accented by plush tones of crimson leading to a nose of spice and cola surrounding the well rounded notes of blue berries and black cherries. The well integrated palate is rich and bold with a succulent mouthfeel framed by sweet tannins. Each component of the nose carries forward on the palate accompanied by hints of raspberry and red currant in the back for a bright edge to accentuate a strong sense of balance and structure. A lingering finish brings forward the character of each element while adding an overall sense of complexity in its layered presentation.
Our Grandfather brought his family to California just in time for the 1963 Harvest. A half century later, we released 50 Harvests to commemorate this milestone and launch our next 50 years as a family owned and operated wine company. With the 2017 vintage, we added an elegant White Meritage Blanc to complete the 50 Harvests portfolio in the traditional Old-World style.
A pale golden straw color leads into an intriguing nose of wild honey, white floral and white peach notes. On the palate lemon and subtle herbs accent a stony minerality and nectarine flavors support the firm structure and pleasant mouthfeel. The brightness of the Sauvignon Blanc and continuing developing complexity of the Semillon completes the balanced expression of a classic medium full-bodied Bordeaux-style white blend. The overall sense of the palate is one of elegance and grace driven by the urge to enjoy another sip. Expect this wine to age like a red wine for more than a decade.
Pungent floral and mineral aromatics with geranium, lemongrass and river stone characteristics add to the evolving complexity. Structured and precisely balanced-- richly centered with pure fruit highlighted by grapefruit citrus. It is made in the style of great white Bordeaux, which are among the rarest wines from the region. Stored properly, this wine will age for many, many years after the 2019 release.
The deep garnet hue hints at the body and flavor complexity to follow. Nuanced aromas of raspberries, white pepper, anise, and dark chocolate are followed by bountiful flavors including raspberries and earth, with hints of vanilla and spice. The medium bodied release carries just enough tannin to make it a great pairing with marbled cuts of meat and rich hard cheeses.
Lush aromatics highlighted by rhubarb, red cherry and ripe plum. Multiple layers of flavor including red fruit notes that grace the palate with broad, well balanced and complex traces of citrus in the back.
Floral, briary berry and cola aromatics with hints of limestone, tea and pepper. In the mouth these elements continue onto the entry with a rich, supple texture, an exacting balance and length through-out complexed by red cherries and plums supported by complementary ripe tannins, nice structure and a long savory finish. Unmistakably Pinot Noir from Carneros.
Deep purple-ruby natural color abounds. River stone minerality, black pepper, currants and black rose notes fill the aromatic profile. Flavors cross a broad spectrum of fruits: dense currants blackberries, black plums with rhubarb and peppercorns, well centered and big structured yet with a surprising suppleness on the mid-palate. It finishes long, spicy and firm with some ripe tannins.
Black currants, spice and mineral aromatics. Beautiful black cherry and clove upfront with complex components, a big structure and tight balance. This was sourced from a tiny Napa Valley vineyard that yields less than five tons and has been used in Napa Valley wines for several years. This wine has great potential to age well for at least a decade, perhaps two.