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Rutherford, Napa Valley CA
Jaffe Estate 2007 "Metamorphosis", Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA
Jaffe Estate 2007 "Metamorphosis"
Enough cannot be said about this truly phenomenal wine. Aged sixteen months in 50% new French (specifically made for Jaffe) and American oak barrels, Metamorphosis displays a harmonious compatibility of fruit and oak. The nose coquettishly conceals the robust, powerful palate. Flavors of plum, blackberry and black cherry meet pleasing vanilla notes, leather, earth and toasty oak. The benchmark of this wine is its extraordinary balance. Long, supple tannins delight the palate while just the right amount of acid balances the finish. Refined, polished and sophisticated, Metamorphosis is a treasure that any serious wine connoisseur should have in the cellar.
88% Cabernet Sauvignon
Enjoy now or cellar through 2020
Rutherford Bench, Napa Valley, California
Awards & Accolades:
Bronze medal, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Bronze medal, 2012 Long Beach Grand Cru
About the Vintage:
The 2007 growing season was one of the most perfect in recent memory. A cooler vintage in general, combined with few heat spikes allowed the fruit to ripen steadily and fully before harvest. Wines produced in 2007 are known for their elegance, balance and finesse.
About the Winemaker:
Winemaker David DeSante began his career in wine a little differently than most. After completing approximately half his courses in medical school in Virginia, David decided to take his career path in a completely different direction. He moved to California and earned his Master’s degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis. Upon graduation, he was hired on at Robert Mondavi Winery to research grape variety clones. He also worked harvest in the Margaret Riverregion of Australia before returning to Napa Valley as Winemaker at S. Anderson Vineyards. Today, David serves as consulting winemaker for several small Napa Valley wineries in addition to producing wine under his own label.
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