91pts Wine Enthusiast
Fermented in concrete tank and aged in neutral oak, this steely wine is delicately layered in lemon and papaya. It shows very good substance and style on the lengthy finish. VIRGINIE BOONE
Y3. Or as you may ask, why not? After all, the beauty of this wine runs far deeper than the label. Celebrating three generations of land-tilling, wine-loving Jacksons, siblings Kimberly and Trent are proud to present Y3, a wine as special as the memories of their grandparents at Yarrayne Ranch. In our humble wine-obsessed opinion, many Napa Valley Chardonnays tend to be over-styled with excessive butter and oak. But as the Jackson siblings know (through lots of “testing”), an outstanding Chardonnay owes its success to outstanding fruit, not a heavy style. We think you’ll agree.
Our Chardonnay grapes are sourced from a single vineyard in Carneros benefiting from the cooling effects of the Pacific Ocean. This cooler micro climate coupled with concrete tank fermentation imparts an expressive yet bright and balanced mouthfeel on the palette. Limiting Malolactic Fermentation to less than 10%, Kirk Venge highlights the underlying quality fruit and minerality.