2017 J. Davies Jamie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

About the Wine

The 2017 J. Davies is a composition of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot. This is the fifth most highly rated Diamond Mountain District wine based on critic scores.

Davies Vineyards would not be here today if it weren’t for the efforts of those who pioneered the Schramsberg Estate. Schramsberg is the oldest sparkling wine house in Napa Valley, first founded in 1862 by Jacob Schram. Today, Schramsberg is owned by the Davies family, who have continued the tradition of making hand-crafted, age-worthy sparkling wines from California while also producing some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa wine region.

Winemaker Notes

The 2017 J. Davies Estate Jamie opens with captivating aromas of boysenberry, vanilla and dark chocolate, with hints of black raspberry purée and coffee. The palate welcomes lush red and black fruits including blackberry and cherry, mingled with layers of star anise, baking spice, tobacco and wild thyme. The body is supported by finely grained tannins and a well-structured finish.

Food Pairings

This is a versatile food wine. It pairs well with any red meat on the grill, pork tenderloin, heavy cheeses and grilled vegetables.

The Wine Down

The quality of this wine is outstanding. This Cabernet is ready to drink now, but is definitely suitable for aging.

If you’re ever in Napa Valley make sure to visit Schramsberg Winery. I suggest you pick the Cave Tour. The tasting includes a combination of their limited sparkling and still wines accompanied by artisan cheeses. You also get some bonus red wines in this tasting, which is how I discovered this gem.

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4 thoughts on “2017 J. Davies Jamie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. Rosa… I will be traveling to Napa in early March. I was wondering if you had any small, fun vineyards that you would recommend for tastings. Most appreciated if possible.

    Jonathan

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    1. Hi Jonathan, Your options are endless. If it’s your first time in Napa I do suggest you visit some of the bigger wineries like Piazza Del Dotto, Frank Family, Chandon, Castello Di Amorosa, Silver Oak, Stags Leap. Now, if you’ve been before and are going just for the wine, then these are some small boutique wineries are amazing, Ladera, Raymond if you can ghet into the (Red Room),

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