Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
JAQK Cellars High Roller Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
JAQK Cellars High Roller Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 98199)
boutique wine
collectible wine


PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $69.99

Winemaker's Notes:

High Roller is JAQK's flagship wine. This delicately crafted Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Napa Valley grapes, harvested by hand to allow our winemaker maximum control during the crushing and fermentation processes. The wine is aged in French oak casks in the tradition of the smooth, elegant Bordeaux-style Cabernets. When the time is right, it is then refi ned with egg whites. It takes considerably more effort to go this route here in the U.S., but the result is a more complex, more flavorful, more balanced wine. And one that ages extremely well. A wine of this caliber is something that the connoisseur will want to have well represented in his wine cellar. And to help ensure a long life, we've paid particular attention to the bottle that will be its home. We chose the king of vessels, the mighty Imperiale, and had one custom made for us in Milan, Italy.

This wine has aromas of black cherry, black currant, ripe plum, cassis, milk chocolate, cloves, and toasty oak.

On the palate it begins with a smooth entry leading to a round, concentrated and velvety evolution. There is a lively aspect to the mid-palate, supported by mouthcoating tannins. The finish is refined, elegant, long and showing great balance.

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About JAQK Cellars:

JAQK Cellars is the creation of three people—Craig MacLean, Katie Jain, and Joel Templin—and an idea: do what you love.

When you follow your passion, you pour yourself into it wholeheartedly. Work ceases being work. It becomes something you enjoy, something that feels more like, well, play.

For Craig, there’s nothing he’d rather be doing than walking through vineyards, crumbling clumps of soil in his hands, smelling the air, understanding a particular harvest, and coaxing from it a nectar that’s wonderfully delicious. Katie and Joel share with Craig a passion for wine, but their first love is the world of graphic design. They were drawn to it at an early age and have immersed themselves in it ever since. At their firm, Hatch Design, they craft brand identities, packaging, and communications that not only further their clients’ goals, but make the world a little more beautiful a place for all of us.

And so JAQK Cellars was born. Not so much a business as a blank canvas. Not so much an enterprise for three colleagues as a way for three creative souls to indulge their passions. A way for them to slave away doing what they love till their hearts’ content.