Jarvis Estate, "Lake William" 2013

Jarvis Estate, "Lake William" 2013


William Jarvis made the mistake of his career in 1993, during midnight pump-overs, when he accidentally pumped a third of a tank of Cabernet Franc into a tank of Cabernet Sauvignon. After the fermentation was complete, the winemaker at the time, Dimitri Tchelistcheff, who had not had much to say to William since the accident, said “this new blend turned out not that bad.” In fact, it kept getting better with age!

Following in the footsteps of its sensational predecessors, the 2013 Lake William marks the 20th anniversary of this extraordinary mistake.

A beautiful expression of both of vintage and terroir, this wine showcases aromatic notes of white pepper, black olive, thyme and leather— all complemented by wonderful flavors of violet, lavender, baked pie and smoked meat. A bright and full-mouthfeel with balanced acidity makes this delightful wine approachable at an early age, yet has the structure to continue aging well for years to come.

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