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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
JAQK Cellars Pearl Handle Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2007
JAQK Cellars Pearl Handle Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 98202)
boutique wine


PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $28.39

Winemaker's Notes:

It is said that the gun tamed the west. It is also said that the dainty little Derringer tamed the gambling tables. The mere thought that one of these genteel enforcers might be lying in wait—tucked neatly in a gentleman's vest pocket or in the garter of an attractive gambling house proprietress— tended to bring out the honesty in people. We pay homage to this exquisite instrument with our Pearl Handle Chardonnay.

This Chardonnay has aromas of pear, apricots, melon, honeysuckle, and toasty oak.

The taste is a smooth, viscous, and balanced, with good acidity, a long finish, and a full-tilt style without being heavy or cloying.

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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.