TJIAN FAMILY VINEYARDS
Rating of 94 points from Robert Parker for JC Cellars' 2008 vintage of "A Twist of Fate" for this amazing stand-alone 100% Tjian Family Vineyard Syrah. This wine "reveals smoky, meaty notes intermixed with black fruit and damp earth characteristics. The gentle tannins caress the palate and the wine build incrementally into a full-bodied, whoppingly rich, intense, but not over-the-top or heavy red. It should provide thrilling drinking over the next 6-8 years". Robert Parker
"Aromas of black sherry and ripe blackberry, perfume, earth and spice. Very concentrated, with intense flavors and aromas. The texture is soft, yet the wine maintains wonderful structure." Matt Gardner, Winemaker, Robert Keenan Winery
"Tjian Family Vineyard is sited on an ancient volcanic flow, with very shallow, mineral rich soils. The slope provides a buttress to push away the cooler Carneros air flows. Surrounding boulders capture a higher heat radiation which pushes the dark navy skins to full maturity. Wines made from Tjian Syrah have a deep intensity, very perfumed and elegant, with a tannin structure." Stephen Hall, Winemaker, Robert Biale Vineyards
Our 100% Atlas Peak Appellation Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are proudly sold to wineries in the Napa Valley.
Wines made with Tjian Family Vineyard grapes include Black Stallion Winery, J.C. Cellars, Robert Biale Vineyard, Robert Keenan Winery, Lagniappe Peak Vineyards.
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