Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah
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@HitAnyKey42 gives this a go with a two day Lab Rat Report and keeps talking... about blueberries, tannin and bramble. All in all, what I would consider a lighter than normal PS but still rather good.
@KitMarlot and SWMBO preform their Lab Rat Report duties over a couple of days 'It has a bright fruit mélange without a dominant note' and 'Too tart to drink without accompaniment' both suggesting a long decant.
2017 Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah, Lake County
$480.00/Case for 12x 2017 Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah, Lake County at Winesmith
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2017 Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah
3 bottles for $54.99 $18.33/bottle + $2.67/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $189.99 $15.83/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
Always a joyous day when Mr. UPS shows up with a Labrat bottle. Almost missed the delivery, since @cheron98 was busy on a meeting, and I was working. Looked out the window from my office upstairs to see UPS guy starting to walk away, and the neighbor’s dogs starting to chase him with him trying to fend them off with the box. PS. They are very nice puppers, just a little excitable. He would have been perfectly safe.
I shouted down from the window that I would meet him around at the other side by the garage.
And low-n-behold, the bottle comes to be one of our favorite varietals…Petite Sirah.
Tasted it over two nights. Wasn’t sure if was going to have it that first night, so it didn’t really get much air. Popped it open, poured it through Vinturi, swirled a bit, and less then 20 min later was the first tastes.
Color: Moderately dark plum
Nose: Got some heat initially, showing it’s young age. Also the fact that it had been recently opened. Also encompassed blueberry pie and I also got some white pepper.
Palate: Very light tannins, surprisingly for a PS. Blueberry and mild plum. Very fruity. Somewhat short finish with some oak.
It needs and goes well with food. First night we had it with Bulgogi Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Carrots & Lemony Rice (a HelloFresh meal) and it worked well with it.
Similar nose, slightly less fruit. Palate feels like it has more tannins to me. The fruit is now more integrated and less in the face. Also some bramble coming through. Finish also feels a bit longer.
Definitely better tonight, having sat closed up on the counter overnight. Also had it with a grilled beef filet, that it went quite well with.
All in all, what I would consider a lighter than normal PS but still rather good.
@HitAnyKey42 always glad to see similar notes from a fellow labrat. Never want to be solely responsible for leading 'Mates astray.
@HitAnyKey42 Thanks for a great description. I have to say though that by measure, this wine has very high tannins but they are very light on their feet. I took advantage of the high anthocyanins to apply micro-oxygenation just after alcoholic fermentation completeness so we ended up with very short tannin oligomers, resulting in tannin structure that is refined and feminine, supporting the aromatics and presenting a full, round mouthfeel. At six years, this is a very youthful wine, quite drinkable now, but that promises decades of growing complexity.
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
2017 Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah - $30 = 13.63%
This wine has some rattage in the previous mixed offering.
@Mark_L I was really looking forward to that order but unfortunately it got lost in a storm or something so all I got was a refund.
Reverse Wine Snob offered this last week:
Like a lot of Clark’s wines, the 2017 Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah needs a ton of time to breathe (like all day) but once it does, it turns into a delicious monster. Black cherry, blackberry and other dark fruit plus vanilla, spice, licorice, cedar and even more are revealed in time.
It’s actually a fascinating experiment to taste this wine right when it is first opened and then every few hours after that. It’s a great study in how a wine can open up. My only caveat is that make sure you save enough for day 2 because once you taste how good it is you’ll be wishing you saved more of it!
As the wine breathes it gains balance, complexity and depth and after several hours it is really starting to reveal its deep, dark and delicious treasures. Full of rich, juicy fruit with a lively minerality throughout, it has great depth and well-integrated spice. This is a highly, highly satisfying wine!
It ends dry, very long, savory and delicious. The whole thing was even better on day 2.
3-pack was $59.99
Deep magenta in the glass with a slightly pinkish edge. Exceptionally aromatic, huge bold nose. It has a bright fruit mélange without a dominant note. Fresh raspberries, tart cherries, cranberry and a hint of something floral, like roses or violets. Deeper, bolder fruit on the palate with a generous acid streak. Plenty of well resolved tannin; all the rough edges have been made smooth. Thick on your tongue without your tastebuds standing at attention. With some time and swirling, a touch of cigar box and cedar show up but the oak is very lightly applied and nearly hidden.
My wife found that “the nose is ripe cherries and raisins. On the palate it is consistent with the nose I taste raisins and cranberries. Astringent, like it needs to breathe or have some food to balance it out. Too tart to drink without accompaniment.”
After a night on the counter, there’s a little bit of dusty oak on the nose and the flavor profile has rounded out. Not exactly more “full”, but more balanced. The fruit profile is more blackberry than raspberry; darker and more moody than the fresh fruit vibrancy that I tasted on pop ‘n pour. Still has ample acidity, paired well with sharp cheddar on rosemary crackers. My wife said that it was smoother and more pleasant the next day, but still paired well with food. Given the acid/tannin profile, I’d guess that this one would cellar well and might benefit from a decant before drinking young, but don’t let me tell you what to do.
Many thanks to the Boys in Brown for their incredible feats of logistics, to Alice and WCC for pulling my name out of the hat, and to Clark and the Jakes for putting together another phenomenal wine. I’m sad to see this partnership end, but thankful that I got to play my part today. Buy all the Jakes before they are gone! Salut!
@KitMarlot A word about fruit: I’m lousy at identifying specific fruits. Maybe someone can suggest a remedial class on the subject. A lot of tasting notes suggest blueberry for petit sirah, but I just didn’t taste it. I’ve definitely noted that some petit sirahs have been more “blue”, as opposed to “purple” (plum, sweet cherry) or “red” (raspberry, tart cherry), but I’ve struggled to find actual blueberry flavor in a wine. Blueberries to me taste sweet, slightly “wild” with a distinct “herbal” quality, like mint or tarragon or something. One fruit I rarely see identified is cranberry, which I’m fairly certain I did taste in this wine. So please don’t read too much into my specific fruit descriptors and use this explanatory note to try calibrate your palate to my rustic interpretation.
@KitMarlot I hear that!
Cranberry - I find this most often in lighter weight Pinot Noir, both from OR and northern CA. Every once in a while it just screams “cranberry” to me, although sometimes, for me, it’s easily confused with raspberry that also tastes “stemmy”.
Blueberry - that’s a harder one! The very rare time I perceive blueberry I relish it because I love wild blueberries. Twisted Oak Parcel 17 and Roche Merlot Reserve are two wines where I’ve smelled very distinct blueberry.
@InFrom @KitMarlot what partnership is ending?
@dianefreda @InFrom oh, I think that Clark mentioned on a previous thread that the Jakes are going to stop producing wine and just sell their grapes in bulk.
@dianefreda @InFrom @KitMarlot Yes, that is the current plan, though you never know. It was my job either to build a 20,000-case brand that would use the whole vineyard or to solidify the reputation to build a solid grape customer base. In the former, I failed. In the latter, I succeeded.
I do hope to work with Jake’s fruit again, but in the meantime, we’ve fostered long term relationships with a dozen growers to solidify our future.
@dianefreda @InFrom @KitMarlot @winesmith So you’re not going to get these Lake County grapes going forward? Not even the Cab Franc?
What additional Two Jakes wines should we be on the lookout for/are in the pipeline?
@dianefreda @InFrom @KitMarlot @klezman Not to worry - I still have about 400 caese of 2017 Cab Franc, so you’ll be seeing that soon.
Clark – What are your music recommendations for this wine?
@ejrunion PS is very interesting to pair with music. Despite its size, it’s entirely different from Cab Sauv, which likes dark, angry, cynical music without a trace of positivity. Think People Are Strange. PS likes valiant, hopeful music. This is because of its rich fruitiness. Think the Theme from Braveheart. Go to www.pairingwineandmusic.com and click on playlists for a free Spotify download: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5D4HbmpfiqsRLSRqyhCqAc?si=e40fd81c2e7c478e&nd=1.
@ejrunion I just listened to the whole playlist. It’s really quite good. Chariots of Fire, Jersey Girl, Fanfare for the Common Man. Great stuff.
@winesmith Chariots of Fire would be an amazing choice! In for a case!
I’ve got a couple+ cases of Two Jakes wines, and thought I had some '17 PS, but no, I just saw '12s and '13s, although I didn’t do a thorough search.
For your edification…
On Pop-n-Pour, the '12 was delicious. Great fruit, and drying tannins at the end, but, there was an abundance of what I call high notes, others call ethereal, at the end, making for a wonderful finish. I’m gonna let it sit for 45 minutes or so, and follow-up.
@FritzCat “The fruit smell is amazing, better, much better”. Very serious classy wine, old-world but with sufficient fruit. Very dry on the end. Well worth the tariff.
If…the '17 is anything like the '12, buy it.
@FritzCat Perhaps it will only take an additional five years…
@FritzCat I was wondering what to pull out the cellar for tonight - Two Jakes 2012 PS it is!
@rjquillin Ya know, this stuff is even better today. This wine is in for the long haul.
Dang - no MI? - what’s up with that
@woopdedoo Been waiting and watching for ages for a PS offering, my absolute favorite varietal. Foiled by MI’s famously stupid alcohol compliance bs (I assume). Damnit.
@whine4winez Actually, most wineries (and WineSmith), ship to Michigan. Fun fact - my neighbor was the one who argued (and lost) the interstate wine shipping case in the US Supreme Court - not unhappy with the way things turned out.
@woopdedoo I suppose I’m just going off of what I’ve seen a few different winemakers remark when they’ve been present in the comments and someone inquired about why they don’t ship here. I recall them mentioning how there are more hoops to jump through to be able to ship here. I don’t have personal experience with it. Though as someone who worked in the brewing industry for a long time, I can say that MI has some archaic laws around alcohol production and sales.
@whine4winez @woopdedoo IIRC the Supreme Court case that opened up direct shipment for wineries came from Michigan
@klezman @whine4winez Indeed!
Dang it, I’m heading out on a 2 week vacation and don’t know if I’d be around to accept delivery.
@Plenny7 UPS will accommodate either a delay, ship to a different address, or ship to a local drop off point - CVS, Walgreens, Auto Zone, etc. All done online.
@Kraxberger @Plenny7 At a “slight” “convenience fee” (unless you have an annual My Choice Premium Plan), and alcohol cannot be redirected to many drop-off locations.
@Kraxberger @Mark_L @Plenny7
Solution: add the drop-off location as your initial CM ship-to address.
The local UPS store is my default ship-to. No rerouting necessary.
Do the same for the others.
@Mark_L @Plenny7 I do have their annual plan. But have never had an issue with any alcohol shipments.
@Kraxberger @Mark_L @rjquillin the last time I had my shipment routed to the local UPS store I picked it up about 3 days after it arrived and they told me they were just about to return it to the sender because they don’t hold them very long.
@Kraxberger @Plenny7 @rjquillin The last time I had my shipment routed to the local UPS store (due to temperatures in the high 90’s), it was delivered to my house anyway. I’ve inquired and the UPS store says they will hold a shipment for 5 business days.
@Kraxberger @Mark_L @Plenny7 @rjquillin My UPS drop-off is an auto parts store…love those guys. In fact, I took them cookies from our best local bakery last week, and I have given out a few bottles of wine.
@Kraxberger @Mark_L @Plenny7
For WINE shipments, only;
make the store your CM default, so there is no re-routing and no other address for the driver to deliver to.
Five business days is one week for most accounting.
@Kraxberger @Mark_L @Plenny7 @rjquillin UPS Store ship-to…been doing this for a few years. Works great! No more wondering and no more all day hot (brown) truck rides.
Ya know, FedX white trucks never got that warm
Went for a 3 pack couldn’t get my kids to split. Liked the Aspects blend from 3? Years ago and still don’t think that is close to peaking yet so I can tuck this the cellar for a while.
Went for a three pack because I have no room. Aspects is my second favorite. Clark’s Unicorn is number one.
@Springbank Ohhhh! Gotta try one tomorrow, I’ve got a case.
No-Brainer in for a case: Thanks as always for great wine at a good price.