Jarvis Estate Grown Lake William Blend 2014, Napa Valley, California

This 2014 Lake William is a beautiful wine. Deep notes of black olive and peppercorn progress to blackberry and sage that comingle in the aroma. The mouthfeel is weighty with an expansive structure and bright acidity. This wine has gone through extended aging and is only released once our winemaker feels it is ready for enjoyment. Considered a “fortunate accident,” William Jarvis during midnight pump-overs accidentally pumped a third of a tank of Cabernet Franc into a tank of Cabernet Sauvignon. While the experience was worrisome, following fermentation Founding Winemaker Dimitri Tchelistcheff said: “this new blend turned out pretty good.” And, it kept getting better with age! It was enjoyed so much in the tasting room that the blend became a staple ‘reserve blend’ at Jarvis. 2014 vintage – 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Aged 24 months in new French oak.