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Secret Door 2018 JML Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Secret Door 2018 JML Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Secret Door 2018 JML Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

This is basically the exact same winemaking and attention to detail we give our flagship wines. We start in the vineyard with exacting standards for the grapes from our Napa Valley sources and then run the regular program as if it was going to be a single vineyard wine for all the grapes. We want to get the very best out of this wine. We think that the JML makes a great “little sister” wine to the “Empress Level” wines from Sage Ridge Vineyard and Hirondelle Vineyard.

Although they begin in the same mode, we begin to see differences in the barrels of each wine fairly early on in their development. In 2018, we had a vineyard source that – although great – we didn’t think would be required for the long-run and that became the core of JML 2018. In addition, we selected barrels from the other two vineyard sources to create a blend that we felt would show very well as a younger wine. Think of it as a serious wine but also one that we’d like to see mature more rapidly to be drinkable now. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. All new barrels in 2018 – it’s a serious wine, and just glorious richness without being sweet or heavy. Drinking window is already open for the JML.




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California – Napa Valley

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