This debut vintage of Jupiter is made of equal parts heritage clone Pommard and Dijon clone 667 — the first vines we planted — and includes fruit from our tribute rows that bear tags honoring the memories of people we’ve lost along this wine journey. That makes this wine doubly special to us.
Tasters of 2019 Jupiter were consistently pleased with how well this wine is already showing, considering its young age. On the nose, they noted hints of blueberry, black cherry, mandarin orange rind, pekoe tea, brick, fallen timber, star anise. The palate is showing flavors of blueberry, raspberry, warm cherry pie, cranberry and spice cake, coating the tongue with a smooth velvety texture and a rich, slightly chewy finish.
Like all of our wines, Jupiter is named after music that contains kick-a$$ French Horn parts. We also looked to the heavens for the naming inspiration. Because it’s doubly special, it celebrates not just one, but TWO pieces of music: Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” orchestral suite and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter.”
For fans of large-format bottles, Sara talked Dave into hand bottling a few magnums of 2019 Jupiter — as well as a handful of magnums of 2019 Firebird Syrah AND 2020 Prelude Estate Rosé.
We are really excited to share Jupiter with you, IN PERSON (yes, we are again allowed to host tastings) or via spring shipment.