This month we are making our Wine Club trip to California. We are proud to present three newly released wines from the Whiplash line produced by Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. Like the powerful horse for which they are named, Whiplash wines are commanding and elegant. These California wines celebrate the unbridled spirit of this horse and pay homage to the invaluable horses that settled the once untamed American West.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Cheers!
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Aromas of cassis and black cherry unfold alongside mocha, tobacco and complex yet elegant spices. Structured with a depth of flavor and approachable tannins, this wine has a full, rich mouthfeel especially on the mid-palate. Toasted oak is featured on the long, smooth and rich finish.
- Grilled and roasted meats
Aromas of juicy apricot, peach and melon combine with rich notes of warm chestnuts and toffee. With its balanced acidity, this Chardonnay is refreshing, rich, well-rounded and smooth. The long finish will leave you wanting more.
- Light salads
- Chicken dishes
- Soft Cheeses
Pinot Noir 2017
Intriguing notes of red fruit, plum and black cherry mingle. Allspice and cinnamon combine with touches of oak and vanilla, which lead to a graceful finish. Medium in body, this wine possesses supple acidity and mellow tannins.
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards was founded in 2011. The winery is named after the historic rancher John Brocklebank Jameson, who helped to settle the Napa Valley. Today, they pay homage to the rich ranching tradition of the Napa Valley and American West through their wines: Double Lariat, a double lasso, and Reata, the Spanish word for Lariat. A lariat is a rope that is made by interweaving many small threads. While the winery brings together rich threads of history, their winemaker brings together grapes grown in revered appellations to create unique and individual wines. Their brands, Whiplash and Light Horse, celebrate the horses that played an important role making the Napa Valley and American West what it is today.
Like the powerful horse for which they are named, Whiplash wines are commanding and elegant. These California wines celebrate the unbridled spirit of this horse and pay homage to the invaluable horses that settled the once untamed American West. Sourced from fine California growing sites, Whiplash wines are true to the character of their varietal, approachable and balanced.
Linda Trotta was named Napa Valley Winemaker of the Year in 2018 by the North Bay Business Journal. Linda joined Jamieson Ranch Vineyards in 2017 following a career spanning three decades and four continents. Prior to 2017, Linda was Head Winemaker at Swiftwater Cellars in Washington State. She built the winemaking program from the ground up and key achievements included earning critical acclaim for the winery’s first vintages. A southern California native, Linda earned degrees in Enology from UC Davis. She is involved and has held leadership roles with organizations that champion the advancement of women’s careers in wine.