Aromas of cassis, lead pencil and cedar. Distinctively combines a big-shouldered rusticity with profound and classic flavors of cassis, dusty cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate. Well integrated, seamless texture and balance gives structure to the bold fruit. It is a classic pairing with well-aged beef and flavorful dishes. Youthful and exuberant now, it shows great potential for a long, balanced evolution and graceful aging. 85 cases produced.
Douglas Danielak is a veteran winemaker who has worked primarily for small premium wineries in the Napa Valley. Under the label Juicy Rebound, Douglas makes wines for himself, focusing on Rhône varietals. Towards that end, Douglas makes quintessential California wine through a French lens. Douglas studied winemaking and worked harvest in France before getting his enology degree from UC Davis. In the late 80's, Douglas teamed up with Jim Paras to form Jade Mountain Winery, one of the wineries associated with the Rhone Rangers movement. I still remember (and can almost taste) their Mourvedre and a blend they called La Provençale. Those wines were delicious and affordable - just like Juicy Rebound.