The 2016 JTW‘S Blend is Thurston Wolfe‘s proprietary blend of CABERNET SAUVIGNON (42%) and ZINFANDEL (58%). This particular blend was 1st conceived by our son Josh Wolfe some years ago. He liked these wines because they created an uncommon blend of rare wine aromas and structural mouth feel. These included dark fruit (cherry, cassis, strawberry and plum) and oak spice (vanilla and allspice). The Cabernet was sourced from our best growing locations at Destiny Ridge, and McKinley Springs vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills. The Zinfandel was taken from Zephyr Ridge Vineyard, also located in the Horse Heaven Hills.
The JTW’s Blend spent 22 months in a combination of French and American Oak barrels. This time in the barrel allowed the wine to express the softer underlying components of the Zin/Cab combo. The tannin of the Zinfandel compliments the Cabernet’s heavier mouth feel making this wine great by itself, especially for new red wine drinkers!