2013 "jd" Cabernet Sauvignon (1 x 750 ml)

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The Davies family, proprietors of Schramsberg Vineyards in Napa Valley, presents its eighth vintage of jd. Produced from the property's historic Diamond Mountain vineyards, the jd Cabernet Sauvignon is the product of an intimate knowledge of a place, and a passion to create a delicious red wine. The genesis of jd came about as Hugh Davies and Sean Thompson realized that there were many outstanding barrels of unused wines remaining after the final blend of J. Davies was determined. It is an integral part of making a world-class wine to craft more lots than are needed, which allows the winemaking team the opportunity to select the lots that are in stylistic harmony with the final product. It is in the process of blending where winemakers express their creativity and artistry, and the results of the blend trials were so compelling that they decided to bottle a small quantity of a second wine, jd.

Tasting notes

Aromas of black raspberry, Santa Rosa plum, and black tea are accentuated by licorice and cinnamon. The bright entry of boysenberry and plum are infused with mountain sage and mocha, which are sustained by the extended youthful finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies


94 Points - Editor's Choice
This producer is making some fantastic best-bang-for-your-buck Cabernets. This one is an excellent case in point, a sultry, sophisticated and elegant take on the variety, with memorable characteristics of chocolate, raspberry and dried herb in the form of bay leaf. Structured and ready for the table, it's a standout.- Wine Enthusiast (October 2016)