Tuesday, December 15, 2009

JAQK Cellars

Disclaimer: shameless plug*

JAQK Cellars is a year old wine company that launched Oct 2008 with a lineup of eight California wines.  The brand has a bit of whimsy to it, with the motto "play a little" and the wines designed and named after aspects of gaming such as cards and dice.  In fact, JAQK was the official wine of the World Series of Poker this year, even though she's only a year old.  The bottle design is very cool, but most importantly I quite like the wine, which is made by winemaker Craig MacLean.

The first vintage is almost gone now, so get it while it lasts; they're bottling now for the next release of the new wines early next year.  I'm particularly partial to the Black Clover Merlot and the Soldiers of Fortune Shiraz.  Here's the whole lineup:

  • High Roller Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Black Clover Merlot
  • Soldiers of Fortune Shiraz
  • Pearl Handle Chardonnay
  • 22 Black Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bone Dance Merlot
  • Her Majesty Chardonnay
  • Charmed Sauvignon Blanc

*JAQK was co-founded by a friend of a friend, and they were raising capital from investors so I invested a small amount.  But I only did that because I like the stuff...

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