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Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    14.2% ABV
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    14.2% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

    The color is a pretty garnet. On the nose are black cherries with accents of vanilla and paprika. On the palate are concentrated layers of dark fruit- black cherries and raspberries- with velvety tannins.

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    Jack Nicklaus

    Jack Nicklaus

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    Jack Nicklaus, Napa Valley, California
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    Jack Nicklaus Wines, a line of handcrafted, limited-production wines from California's famed Napa Valley is a partnership between Terlato Wines and golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his family.  The Nicklaus and Terlato families share a lifelong pursuit of excellence and achievement in their respective fields—as well as a deep appreciation for the land, whether creating memorable golf courses from stunning terrain, or growing grapes in exceptional vineyard soils. When Nicklaus, a long-time wine collector, sought to create a signature wine, he and his family looked for a partner who held high standards consistent with their own. Nicklaus and his sons, Jack II and Gary, visited the Terlato-owned vineyards in California to meet with TWI Chairman and Founder Anthony Terlato and his sons, Bill and John. They toured the Terlato-owned Chimney Rock and Rutherford Hill wineries, and what emerged from two extraordinary days in Napa Valley was a friendship and two fabulous new wines. No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than Jack Nicklaus. He has defined the sport of golf for six decades as the most prolific champion, designer, philanthropist and goodwill ambassador. With Jack Nicklaus wines, he has brought this commitment and passion to his private hobby, wine.

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    A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties—they cover nearly double the vineyard acreage compared to whites.

    While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.

    The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux Blends garner global attention and in some cases, cult status.

    Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates with vineyards climbing up mountains, reaching far into valleys and stretching along some the state’s most dramatic coastlines. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon do well in its warmer locations.

    The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, and remain active new frontiers for Rhône and Spanish varieties.

    Mendocino in California’s cool North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.

    Winemaking in California dates back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes. But the industry experienced its first boom with the Gold Rush in the last half of the 19th century when miners brought vines to the Sierra Foothills.

    RPT45015397_2008 Item# 108239