Jason-Stephens Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
On the nose, there are hints of black currant, blueberries, cloves, sweet tobacco and cola. There are flavors of cocoa, blueberries and red cherries that dance on the palate.
Pairs well with filet mignon in a Bourbon peppercorn sauce.
Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
The success of the winery is driven by the balance in the wines’ structure. Their philosophy for the wines is to express the fruit aspect in the flavor and aromas as wine is a derivative of grapes. Their barrel selection ensures oak attributes without overwhelming the entire flavor profile. Great structure is derived from the acidity and smooth tannins. The overall balance mixed with a velvety texture and refined flavor is what makes these palate-crafted wines a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Home to some of California’s most influential winemaking pioneers of the late 1800s, Paul Masson and Charles Lefranc, the Santa Clara Valley AVA hugs up against the southwestern border of today’s famous Silicon Valley and excels in the production of bold reds, as well as some whites.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.