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Jekel Vineyards

Jekel Vineyards Our home vineyards in the Salinas Valley – Gravelstone and Sanctuary Estate – are veritable rock piles in one of the windiest and coldest viticultural regions in California. It is these unique conditions – labeled terroir by the French – that shape the quality and expression of our wines. Jekel Vineyards, the real meaning of Monterey. Subtle and refined flavors – crafted from the heart of the Monterey Appellation.


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40155 Walnut Avenue, Greenfield, CA, US, 93927 Email:
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  Arroyo Seco/Sanctuary Estate "Sanctuary"
This limited-release, red table wine blends together Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sanctuary Vineyard along the Arroyo Seco River. On the nose, the wine offers toasty notes of sweet oak, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and some cola. Hints of blackberry, allspice and juniper berry are present alongside an intriguing aroma of brown sugar and molasses.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
The Paso Robles influence can be seen in this Cabernet Sauvignon, which offers distinct aromas of plum, dark fruits and black cherry mingled with spice from the new oak. The wine is medium bodied, with chewy tannins and a lingering finish. In the glass, flavors of ripe fruit compete with classic Cabernet touches of forest floor, cocoa and a pleasant earthiness.
“The complexity of the wine shows on the nose, with aromas in deep layers of ripe red apple, pineapple, banana, peaches and coconut, with toppings of light smoke and toasty notes from the new oak. This medium-full wine has the crisp acid backbone common to the Central Coast, with a smooth, rich mouthfeel and flavors of pear, apple, pineapple topped by hints of clove spice. This is a wine to enjoy on its own, or with fresh fish or crab caught in Monterey Bay.”
The 2005 growing season will long be remembered for both its bounty (near records in the abundance of wonderful fruit) and its quality. A warm winter season was quickly followed by a wet spring, which found rain falling even in mid-June. The unusual conditions affected bloom and set, leading to the inescapable belief that harvest would be light for some varietals. As grapes began to arrive in the Fall, it quickly became apparent that Bacchus had made mid-course corrections and allowed fruit to ripen slowly, fully and to complete physiological complexity. A blessing for lovers of cool climate Jekel wines.
Aromas of hazelnut, laurel and ripe black plums give way in the mouth to flavors of plum, blackberry and a hint of oak spice. The wine is medium to heavy in body, with substantial tannins that will allow for further aging and added complexity over time. This is a substantial wine that will pair well with roasted meats.
  Monterey Gravelstone Chardonnay
  Monterey Pinot Noir
"Rather light in color and in body, and as silky as taffeta, almost evanescent, but what flavors. Pure, bright cherry jam, cola, orange zest, clove and mocha, with crisp acids and a smoky oak veneer. Delicious and sensual." -Wine Enthusiast
  Monterey Syrah
  Monterey Syrah
Breathe in a wonderful bouquet of peach, apricot, orange blossom and jasmine, with floral hints that can only bring a smile. Your first sip will find a market basket of fresh fruits, a mélange of lemon, apple, peach and pineapple with a rich mouthfeel and good acid balance. The traditional light varietal Petrol nose adds complexity and authenticity. This has the perfect off-dry balance for many spicy Asian foods.


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