2018 Jack of Hearts
96 pts (JD)
"Based on 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Petit Verdot, and 17% Merlot, the 2018 Jack Of Hearts is straight-up smoking good, offering an incredible sense of opulence and decadence while at the same time staying beautifully balanced and fresh. Blackberries, blueberries, ground herbs, tobacco, and a hint of graphite give way to a medium to full-bodied, balanced wine that brings the hedonism, yet it still has both tannins and acidity. It will deliver the goods for 10-15 years."
Jeb Dunnuck, Sept 2021
"Winemaker Joshua Harp, along with top Napa consultant Tony Biagi, continues to go from strength to strength and it seems as if every vintage is the finest to date. The 2018s reviewed for this report are brilliant (I reviewed some 2018s last year as well) and the 2019s might be a step up. No shrinking violets, these are big, rich wines, yet the balance is spot on, the wines show remarkable purity of fruit, and I’d certainly be happy to drink any of them." - Jeb Dunnuck, Sept 2021