Wine of the week: Las Jaras 2017 releases
Las Jaras comes to us from Joel Burt (winemaker for Domaine Chandon by day) and Eric Wareheim (of Tim & Eric fame) – inspired by Californian wine of yester-years, these are wines that focus on acidity, freshness, and representation of unique terroir. Made using natural yeasts, neutral vessels, and great attention to detail, these are wines that focus on time and place (and, occasionally, hilarious pop-culture references).
2017 Las Jaras Sweet Berry Wine, $98
Made from Carignan (49%), Zinfandel (39%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%), and a splash of Charbono (5%) – all of the fruit was hand-picked, with each variety separately undergoing different winemaking so as to best highlight their characteristics; then blended and put in neutral oak a month prior to bottling. Incredibly fresh with bright red plum, sour cherry, and a nice tannic structure – best drunk while watching Dr. Steve Brule work his magic… for your wine.
2017 Las Jaras Rosé, $82
100% dry-farmed, old-vine Carignan sourced from McNabb Ranch Vineyard in Mendocino County. Picked early and promptly whole-bunch pressed; very little skin contact, kept on fine lees and stirred weekly to allow floral flavours to dominate. Fresh and light with a decidedly floral crispness.
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