2021 Jax Vineyards 'Y3 Taureau', Napa Valley, California
2021 Jax Vineyards 'Y3 Taureau', Napa Valley, California

2021 Jax Vineyards 'Y3 Taureau', Napa Valley, California

2021 Jax Vineyards 'Y3 Taureau', Napa Valley, California

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Umm, a <$30 Napa Red Blend (predominantly Cab)? Yes, please. 

The name "Taureau" was the name of the Jackson family’s prized bull, legendary for his feisty, high-kicking and vibrant personality. When perfecting this wine at their blending session, the JAX team concurred that the complex personality of their infamous bull reflected the complex structure and elements of this indulgent red blend... and what a perfect tribute to their family ranching legend.

Aged 22 months in 30% new French oak barrels. 92 points from JS.

Winemaker Tasting Notes “…boasts incredible purple fruit colors, flavors of blackberry, black cherry and red fruits on the palate, and all supported by polished tannins.”
Variety 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc
Region Napa Valley, CA
Volume 750ml
Alcohol Volume 14.7%


Our Story

Brother and sister team, Trent and Kimberly Jackson collaborated with their vintner “green thumb” father to found their first label in 1996.  Over time the two identified their unique niche among next generation wine enthusiasts. Outliers from the dominating short list of old school napa wineries, the two saw an opportunity to buck the “en vogue” winemaking style of their day to focus on the unique terroir of their family vineyard.   After all, “change comes first at a small scale driven by the smaller more nimble producers.”

Soon after, cult Winemaker Kirk Venge was recruited to create balanced wines reflecting varietal character and a sense of place.   Passionate about our vineyard site, integral to our clone and root stalk selections, and now 15 years in, Kirk has reinforced their instinct that focus should always be on “sense of place” to understand the nuances that allow us to make great wine. (continued below)

To differentiate from their small lot single vineyard Jax line, they launched “Y3” to scale and offer more “true to varietal” wines from various AVAs (spanning Napa and Sonoma).   The “Y3” symbol was the cattle symbol used on their grandparents’ cattle ranch, Yarrayne.  The “3” represents three generations of land tilling entrepreneurs.

In 2013, the siblings recruited a third partner, Dan Parrott, a no nonsense individual with a laser focus on balanced wines (historically working in Italian import houses) and a true burgundian aficionado.  Dan keeps the sibling rivalry in check and runs Jax like a well oiled machine.

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