It’s All About Family
There’s something about drinking a wine from a small family winery.
To know that each sip comes from a love and a passion that was handed down to the next generation. To know that each bottle is a tribute to the progenitor’s dream, and that if the kids screw it up, they might just have to deal with the founder’s angry vengeful spirit some dark and stormy night.
Today’s two pack of Jocelyn Lonen Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful example of the way a labor of love can become a form of respect. This wine has been overseen by Brandi Jocelyn Pack, daughter of Lonen Curtis, the founder of Jocelyn Lonen Winery. After his passing in 2004, Brandi continued in his memory, working hard to create this 2005 Reserve that even received 89 points from Robert Parker.
Parker puts it best: “Aromas of creme de cassis, blackberries, tobacco leaves, and pain grille emerge from the medium-bodied, elegant, nicely restrained but beautifully flavored, well- balanced.” And who are we to argue with The Wine Advocate? They’d slap us down and pour out a bottle over our faces if we even tried. And not even a bottle of Jocelyn Lonen Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. They’d use some lesser wine that we couldn’t even enjoy, just to teach us a lesson.
With grapes that come from vineyards like Stagecoach, Krupp, Bennett Ranch and Temple, we expect you’ll find these two bottles of 2005 Jocelyn Lonen Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon make for a wonderful continuation of Lonen Curtis’ dream.
- Production: 500 cases
- Oak: 75% New, 100% French
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc,2% Malbec
- Vineyards: Stagecoach, Krupp, Bennett Ranch, Temple
Rules and restrictions:
- Wine sold by winery (or a retailer in your state where necessary)
- You must be 21 or older to order
- Whoever receives the package must be 21 or older
- If you're drunk when the package shows up, you will not be allowed to receive it
- Wine cannot be delivered to a P.O. Box
- We highly recommend you use a business address as your shipping address
Thanks to stick-in-the-mud buzzkilling state legislators, wine may only be delivered to the following states:
- District Of Columbia
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
If your state's not on the list, you're out of luck... for now. Keep up with the ever-changing laws over at ShipCompliantBlog.com, and/or sound the alarms with your state assembly person through FreeTheGrapes.org. Meanwhile, all Federal, state and local laws are complied with in providing this wine.