Jaffe Estate marries the agricultural and the celestial, the earth and the sky, to create transcendent wines.
Jaffe Estate is located in the St. Helena district of Napa Valley, sharing a boundary with the Rutherford Bench. Its location in the alluvial fan and its Bale Loam soil are ideal for the production of Bordeaux-style grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The Jaffe Estate team is led by owners Gary and Pam Jaffe, winemaker David DeSante, and vineyard manager Michael Neal. DeSante’s story is reminiscent of other winemakers’ stories I have featured on my blog, such as Cynthia Cosco, Tammi Ramsey, David Jeffrey, and Mike Anderson, who left other careers or pursuits to follow their passion of making wine. DeSante left medical school in Virginia to pursue winemaking in California and now produces wine for Jaffe Estate, his own label, and other boutique Napa brands.
On Thursday, August 29, 2013, the virtual wine community will be celebrating Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet blends around the world during the fourth annual #CabernetDay. I have participated in #CabernetDay since its inception with wonderful wines from Caymus Vineyards, Meander Wines, and Trentadue Winery, I am honored that one of the wines I will be tasting this year is the Jaffe Estate 2007 Metamorphosis (Cabernet Sauvignon), a sample graciously provided by the winery. I’ve been told that wine is tasting beautifully now and am thrilled to share it with you in two weeks.
It’s not too late for you to enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon and Jaffe Estate’s other releases for #CabernetDay, Labor Day weekend, and beyond. For a limited time, Jaffe Estate is offering a three-pack special: one bottle each of their current releases, the 2007 Metamorphosis (Cabernet Sauvignon), 2008 Transformation (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot), and 2009 Transformation (55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot) for $147.50 plus shipping, regularly $204.00 plus shipping. It’s an ideal gift for yourself or the red wine lover in your life.
I hope you will join me for #CabernetDay 2013 in two weeks! Cheers!