Some heat on the nose right out of the bottle mixes with wild orchid & fresh berry pie aromas. With some air the wine gains weight, texture & the alcohol integrates. Then it gives effortless notes of orange cordial, rich-dusty raspberry, black cherry pit, wet stone & crushed herbs.
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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.