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Tasting JAQK Cellars
Tasting JAQK Cellars

Let me introduce you to my favorite new wine label: JAQK (which cleverly stands for Jack, Ace, Queen, King) cellars. Passionate about play and wine, the brains behind the yet-to-be-released label believe that a great bottle of wine can enhance the playful atmosphere between friends and family.

Last week I had the chance to sit down with Joel Templin (the founder) and Bernard la Borie (the president) to taste a couple of the label's wines. For a sneak peek of the fun company's wines, made by acclaimed winemaker Craig Maclean, and to see a bunch of images from the tasting,

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Each wine has a catchy name, interesting story, and beautifully designed label. The eight affordable bottles range in price from $23-64.


While I didn't taste all eight, the wines that I sipped were lush, smooth, and intensely drinkable. My favorite was High Roller, a classic Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon with an elegant, rich texture and dark cherry aroma.

With its deep-purple color and full body, Black Clover, JAQK's merlot, will make the grape made unpopular by the movie Sideways trendy again. The clover-etched bottle is ideal for collecting. After the wine is consumed it would make a gorgeously Gothic vase.

The convention-breaking chardonnay, Pearl Handle, is refined through egg whites. The wine is buttery, fruity, and balanced. My favorite bottle was the sparklingly designed Charmed, the sauvignon blanc. Crisp and mouth-watering, it has an appley aroma.

If you love wine or know a wine-lover, I highly recommend seeking out a bottle come October. Both the liquid and bottle are expertly crafted, resulting in wine that is delicious yet playful, making it an ideal gift for any wine aficionado.

Comments
vunder
vunder
the package design is great.
ilanac13
ilanac13
i'm so jealous that you have a job that allows you to tatse wine - i love learning about different wines/grapes areas to grow them and stuff - and well - i dont think that i can really do that where i work. i've always been a big fan of red wines - and cabs have been at the top of my list. i think that i might have to see if my local shops carry the brand and i'll try them as well. thanks for the tip!
dpbluiz13
dpbluiz13
I love finding new wines. Thank you for covering this company. I will have to find them when they are released. Do you know the release date?
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