The 2020 growing season started with a hard frost on Mother’s Day that reduced yields by 40%. The remaining fruit exhibited great balance and concentrated flavors. This rich and luxurious full-bodied wine is layered with aromas of dark fruit jam, spice and shaved chocolate. This wine lavishes your palate with berries, crushed herbs and vanilla. The finish is supple and velvety with polished tannins, red fruit and a kiss of minerals. You may pair this wonderful wine with steak, lamb, rabbit, pork or to be enjoyed on its own. This wine will continue to age gracefully for a decade or more.
Varietal: Red Blend- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc
Harvested: Various days in September and October 2020
A Port Style Dessert Wine. There is a 6 bottle max per order.
375 ml Bottle
This release is the third step in our journey of an old world style of “port” made using the Solera method. Although we cannot call it Port per the Government regulations because In 2005, the EU and US reached a bilateral accord to end a round of negotiations that had lasted twenty years. One of the significant parts of the agreement was that American wines could no longer use place names such as Champagne, Chianti, or Port on new wine labels unless you were commercially using them prior to that date.
The "Solera" style process is when we combine the past vintages ageing in barrels with the current vintage. We take just enough to bottle the current year and leave the remaining to continue to age with more air space or "ullage" in the barrel which accelerates the oxidative affects on the wine, slowly turning the "ruby" ports more "tawny".
So this release is a combination of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 vintages. These vintages have been ageing in French and American oak. Next year will be a combination of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. And so on. So in 20 years, in every bottle will be 20 consecutive years blended into 1 bottle! - A time capsule!!!
This wine is layered in aromas of figs, raisins, baked plums, licorice and baking spices with a hint of vanilla. The pallet is velvety, with a vein of acidity that runs through the finish. It is a blend of Cynthiana, Aglianico and Petit Verdot varieties.
This wine is one that can age for decades if you have the willpower. if you do not finish this bottle in the same day, simply put the cork in and put in your refrigerator until next use. It will be very drinkable for 4-6 weeks after.
Currently for PRE-SALE only. Available after June 5.
From the enchanting aromas of red cherry and plum compote, through its sweet red fruit, polished tannins and its velvety and sumptuous texture, this an elegant expression of a colder climate Merlot. The palate is lavished with jammy red fruit, hints of baked plum pie and wafts of cocoa, finishing with vibrancy and a lasting fruity crescendo.
For maximum enjoyment - We strongly suggest serving this one-of-a-kind wine in the largest wine glass you have. This allows the wine to breathe and opens the aromatics to the nose giving you a burst of dark fruits.
CAROLUS is our premier wine offering. The name and the wine pays homage to our great state of North Carolina, where we are based. The Carolinas were named to honor King Charles IX of France, King Charles I & King Charles II of England. The Latin name for Charles is Carolus and thus the name given to the Carolinas. The XII signifies that North Carolina was the 12th colony to join of the original 13 colonies of what became this great country.
Varietals: 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 7% Syrah, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Chambourcin, 3% Cabernet Franc
The 2020 growing season started with a hard frost on Mother’s Day that reduced yields by 40%. The remaining fruit exhibited great balance and concentrated flavors. This crisp and elegant Rosé wine is layered with enticing aromas of strawberry, bright cherry and ripe raspberry. Red fruit and citrus tantalize the palate ending with a lip smacking finish. This is a very enjoyable wine alone and also pairs well with goat cheese, salads with vinaigrettes, Italian food, shellfish, roasted vegetables, fruit salads or a bad day. This wine should be consumed within the next four to five years to savor the balance of fruit and acidity.
Varietal: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico, and Traminette
The 2020 growing season started with a hard frost on Mother’s Day that reduced yields by 40%. The remaining fruit exhibited great balance and concentrated flavors. This wine is crisp, clean and refreshing. Equal parts of elegance and delicate aromatics offer pineapple, passion fruit & white flowers with hints of apple & pear, and pineapple and white fruit dancing on the palate. The finish is crisp and well rounded with citrus and mineral notes. This is a very enjoyable wine alone and also pairs well with shellfish, white fish, chicken, roasted pork, pastas in butter or pesto sauces. This wine should be consumed within the next four to five years to savor the harmonious balance of fruit and acidity.
The 2020 growing season started with a hard frost on Mother’s Day that reduced yields by 40%. The remaining fruit exhibited great balance and concentrated flavors. This crisp, clean, well balanced and refreshing wine is layered with vibrant aromas of white flowers, strawberry and a citrus zest. On the finish, hints of red berries dance on the palate ending with a twinkle of citrus and minerals. This is a very enjoyable sparkling wine alone but also pairs well with shellfish, caviar, seafood, chicken, roasted pork, pâté and eggs. This wine should be consumed within the next four to five years to savor the balance of fruit and acidity.
This is a proprietary blend each year specifically for the Cuvee, Premier Club Members at JOLO. The blend of wine represents the very best we have to offer in the winery each bottling. This wine boasts aromas of blueberry pie, blackberry and dark cherry that gives way to spice and chocolate. The palate is lavished with deep berry carried with a supple and velvety mouthfeel of perfectly integrated tannins and a long finish. This wine will continue to age gracefully for decade or more if stored properly. You may pair this wine with steak, Italian food, cured meats, or just enjoy on its own.
After traveling to Spain and coming across the best Sangria of our lives we secured the recipe after ample coaxing. This is a proprietary blend of JOLO barrel aged wine, citrus and fruit juices. Our Tasting Lodge guests have been pleading with us to bottle it since we made our first glass. Here it is! It is rich and complex and on the upper end of Sangrias bursting with cherry, plum, citrus and mocha enhanced by a slight fizz. Enjoy on the beach or with your favorite summer food.
2021 will mark the second bottling of JOLOTAGE Reserve. 29% of the wine is from 2019 extended barrel aging of Zinfandel and Petit Verdot. The Blend is ready for filtration and bottling!
This second bottling of JOLOTAGE Reserve represents the very best JOLOTAGE blend that we feel exemplifies the nuances and complexities of our prior releases. This is a combination of extended barrel aging and a blending of different vintages to create a one of a kind JOLOTAGE boasting dark fruit, mocha, leather and polished tannins yielding a long, lush and firm fininsh. Varietal: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 18% Petit Verdot, 11% Zinfandel
Harvested: Various days in September and October 2019 and 2020
Pre-Sale only- Now through May 21. There is a 6 bottle max per order.
Orders can be picked up or shipped on or after May 28.
This lightly sparkling white wine blend is bubbling with aromas of tropical fruits, white flowers and minerality. The palate is bursting with juicy citrus flavors and finishes like a sunset on the beach! Pair with a sunny or rainy day on the beach, by the pool or on the patio!
This complex, medium bodied and lightly oaked wine boasts alluring cherry and red fruit aromas framed with the notes of baking spice, cedar and earth. Polished tannins and vibrancy bring a lasting and elegant finish.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon 39%, Merlot 26%, Chambourcin 13%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Syrah 9%, Petit Verdot 3%
Harvested: Various days in September and October 2020