John and Michele Truchard are the owners of Jam Cellars. John is the eldest son of Tony and JoAnn Truchard, wine pioneers in California's Carneros district. The first plantings by the Truchard's were in 1974 when John was two, so he had the pleasure of growing up in the wine industry. The Jam brand was created in 2009 with the idea of giving wine lovers of all ages something that is easy to appreciate: big fruit, soft tannins and reasonably priced. John and Michelle were fortunate enough to have Rob Lloyd, former winemaker at Rombauer, to join their team as their winemaker.
Wines we will taste include…
2013 Butter Chardonnay
Delicate aromas of baked lemons and Mandarin oranges seamlessly evolve on the palate. Beginning with nice bright acidity and favors of fresh apple, Butter Chardonnay fnishes with dominant favors of vanilla and toffee. (As you can imagine, Rob knows how to make a good Chardonnay coming from Rombauer).
2012 Vanilla Puddin
Fun, elegant, stylish and approachable are just a few words to describe the 2012 Vanilla Puddin’ Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California. Created in conjunction with Gabrielle Union and JaM Cellars, Vanilla Puddin’ Chardonnay has characteristics of pears, light French oak, and white chocolate with dollops of vanilla. It’s the perfect wine to make any day a special occasion.
2012 Jam Cabernet Sauvignon
Great value Napa Cabernet. This is a fun budget wine that is exceptionally silky on, with enough richness on the mid-palate and loaded with flavorful, rich fruit flavors and a whiff of toasty vanilla on the finish.
Toast Sparkling Wine
Aromas of honeydew, white peach and orange blossoms will entice you. The palate is bright, fruity and well balanced with flavors of light toast and pear with hints of tropical pineapple and honeydew. It is fresh and fruity on one level, rich and sumptuous underneath, making Toast a perfect wine for any celebration.