Jax Vineyards

Established in 1996, JAX is the collaboration of father and son, David and Trent Jackson. Together they made their first vintage from David's ten acre dry-farmed vineyard in Calistoga, Napa Valley. In 2003, Trent's sister Kimberly joined the family business, first by critically hiring winemaker Kirk Venge.

In 2006, JAX introduced the Y3 brand to engage a wider audience with myriad varieties. The "Y3" symbol was the cattle symbol on the Jackson's grandparents' cattle ranch, Yarrayne, on the Gold Coast of Australia. The "3" pays homage to three generations of land-tilling entrepreneurs. Fruit-forward profiles are driven by top-quality fruit from esteemed Napa and Sonoma Vineyards. Everything produced by JAX is hand-harvested, family-owned and earth-friendly.

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Jax Vineyards 'Y3' Chardonnay 2016
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 Editor's Choice "This is a light, delicate white, with aromas of honeysuckle and Meyer lemon zest. High in acidity, it invites green apple and pear flavors on the palate, bolstered by seasonings of lemongrass and ginger. It'll please a crowd or excel at starting off a meal." 
Item Number: 31609
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Jax Vineyards 'Y3' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92  “Ripeness is paramount in this full-bodied, dark-fruit-forward wine crafted by winemaker Kirg Venge. It smells and tastes soaked in late-picked grape and berry flavors, has a broad, almost thick texture and full mouthfeel. The oak influence is not obvious, but adds complexity
Item Number: 31341
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Jax Vineyards 'Y3' Taureau Red Blend 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Composed of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 5% Zinfandel, the 2015 Proprietary Red Blend Y3 Taureau is a deep purple-black color with a warm plums, mulberries and black cherries-scented nose with hints of spice box, cloves and aniseed plus a waft of thyme.
Item Number: 30323
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Jax Y3 Chardonnay 2015
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93"This is a remarkable effort at the price, the wine sourced from Beckstoffer-owned sites in Carneros. Apple, peach and lemon highlight an integrated, vibrantly fresh experience on the palate, which lingers and impresses long after the finish." ~V.B.

Jax Vineyards 'Y3' Chardonnay 2014
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" The Y3 Chardonnay hits the mark on the palate, delivering concentrated crisp citrus, green pear and apple notes. Fresh aromatics and Chablis like acidity, this wine is a delicious expression of a picture-perfect vintage. The length and balance of this Chardonnay will leave a lasting impression

Jax Y3 Chardonnay 2013
"This chardonnay is an exercise in balance: Bright acidity and the judicious application of oak offset its ripe fruit and plush texture. Dishes with some richness will underscore the wine’s fuller body and fresh, creamy texture. Consider richer seafood, shellfish and poultry preparations, as well as

Jax Y3 Chardonnay 2012
"This chardonnay is an exercise in balance: Bright acidity and the judicious application of oak offset its ripe fruit and plush texture. Dishes with some richness will underscore the wine’s fuller body and fresh, creamy texture. Consider richer seafood, shellfish and poultry preparations, as well as

Jax Vineyards 'Y3' Pinot Noir 2012
"Sitting along the California coastline, the Sonoma Coast is known for producing beautiful Pinot Noir. 2012 was no exception. Ocean breezes during bright, sunny days and brisk morning fog allow proper ripening while preserving the lively acidity in the wine. Gradual ripening allowed development of