Whiplash Jamieson Ranch Red Blend California 2016
The whiplash wines are named after the ranch's legendary stallion, and like the horse, the wine is powerful and muscular. This year, the blend consists of 25% Malbec, 24% Tempranillo, 15% Merlot, 15% Barbera, 11% Syrah, 7% Lagrein and 3% Pinot Noir from various AVAs in California. The wine is aged for 6 months in French oak barrels, of which 30% are new.
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is the southernmost winery in Napa. To the east is Solano County and to the southwest San Pablo Bay, whose sea breeze, breeze and cool morning mist cool the area considerably. Here, so far south, it is on average at least 6 ° C cooler than the northern part of Napa, which means that you can not only make large, voluminous Cabernets, but also fine Chardonnay and delicate Pinots. However, Jamieson Ranch also makes full-bodied Zinfandel with grapes grown further north.
Jamieson Ranch was founded by wine veteran Bill Leigon, who also owns the winery today. The first vintage was 2009 and the house has since become known for superb quality at extremely fair prices. Since 2017, the wine production itself has been in the knowledgeable hands of Linda Trotter. She has 30 years of experience from i.a. Swiftwater Cellars in Washington and Gundlach Bundschu in Sonoma, and in 2018 was named "Napa Valley Winemaker of the Year" by the North Bay Business Journal.
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