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Napa Valley, California
Y3. Or as you may ask, why not? After all, the beauty of this wine runs far deeper than the label. Celebrating three generations of land-tilling, wine-loving Jacksons, siblings Kimberly and Trent are proud to present Y3, a wine as special as the memories of their grandparents at Yarrayne Ranch. In our humble wine-obsessed opinion, many Napa Valley Chardonnays tend to be over-styled with excessive butter and oak. But as the Jackson siblings know (through lots of “testing”), an outstanding Chardonnay owes its success to outstanding fruit, not a heavy style. We think you’ll agree.
Well framed with expressive citrus, delicate pear and green apple notes, JAX Y3 Chardonnay offers lovely aromatics and fresh acidity. The 2020 vintage reflects the complete expression of a picture-perfect vintage. Celebrating three generations of land-tilling, wine-loving Jacksons, siblings Kimberly and Trent are proud to present Y3, a wine as special as the memories of their grandparents‘ cattle ranch.
Our Chardonnay grapes come from a single vineyard in Carneros that is influenced by the cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean allowing for a long growing season. This cooler micro climate coupled with concrete tank fermentation imparts an expressive yet bright and balanced mouthfeel on the palette. The grapes are fermented in French concrete tanks and aged. Fermenting Chardonnay in concrete like in Chablis enhances the aromatics of the varietal, increases the mineral characteristics and allows the flavor of the vineyard to be the star. Kirk Venge highlights the underlying quality fruit and minerality.