Jamey Whetstone – Winemaker. Long-time friend | Vintner for Timeplace Wines (Lodi) | Proprietor at Whetstone Wine Cellars (Napa Valley). Jamey moved to Napa Valley from his home in South Carolina to manage Mustards Grill in 1996. Simply captivated by the community, lifestyle, and culture of wine country, he found himself quickly growing roots. By 1998, he had begun his winemaking education at Turley Wine Cellars where he would remain in his apprenticeship until 2005. During that time, he spent a summer sabbatical working for the Seysses family at Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis and laid the groundwork for Whetstone Wine Cellars, which he founded in 2002. Dark black cherry in color. Voluminous nose of cassis, blackberry and dark red fruits with background notes of cinnamon, licorice and cigar box. Bold flavors of brambly dark red fruits, rhubarb, boysenberry and tobacco. Way long finish of blackberry and fine French oak tannins.