JOLOTAGE

JOLOtage

About the 2021 Vintage

This rich and luxurious full-bodied wine is layered with aromas of wild berries, spice and sweet tabacco. This wine lavishes your palate with berries, bay leaf, vanilla and subtle minerality. The finish is supple and velvety with polished tannins, red fruit and a kiss of elegance.

You may pair this wonderful wine with steak, lamb, rabbit, pork or to be enjoyed on its own. This wine will continue to age gracefully for a decade or more.

Varietals:  Red Blend- 26% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Savignon, 18% Petit Verdot, 16% Chambourcin

Harvested: Various days in Sept 2021

Bottled: February 16, 2022

Released On: February 21, 2022

Number of Bottles Produced: 16,068

Cooperage: 60% New French Oak and 40% American Oak Used Once

About the 2020 Vintage

The 2020 growing season started with a hard frost on Mother’s Day that reduced yields by 40%. The remaining fruit exhibited great balance and concentrated flavors, highlighting the varietal characteristics.

This rich and luxurious full bodied wine is layered in enticing aromas of dark fruit jam, spice and shaved chocolate. This wine lavishes your palate with berries, crushed herbs and vanilla. The finish is supple and velvety with polished tannins and fruit with a kiss of minerals.

You may pair this wonderful wine with steak, lamb, rabbit, pork or to be enjoyed on its own. This wine will continue to age gracefully for a decade or more.

Varietals:  Red Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc

Harvested: Various days in September and October 2020

Cooperage: 50% French Oak 50% American Oak

Bottled: June 29th, 2021

Released On: July 1st, 2021

JOLOtage

How the name “JOLOTAGE” was Derived

JOLOTAGE is a wine that was created to resemble a “Bordeaux Blend” style or the prestigious American alternative “Red Meritage” blend. Owner and Wine Maker, JW Ray, used a play on words to establish the name and incorporated the winery’s name “JOLO” with the word “Meritage” to represent JOLO’s style of the Bordeaux or Meritage blend. Although not every vintage is a combination of the 5-6 permitted varieties in these blends, this wine’s inspiration are those two red blend benchmarks of quality and excellence.

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JOLOTAGE Awards

  • Best of Class and Double Gold Medal Award 97 POINTS- 2021 Harvest Challenge Sonoma California
  • Gold Medal Award – 2020 International Sommelier Challenge in San Diego California
  • Gold Medal Award – 2019 Sonoma CA Harvest Challenge
  • BEST OF SHOW – 2019 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
  • DOUBLE Gold Medal Winner – 2019 Asheville Wine & Food Festival
  • Gold Medal Award – 90 Points – 2019 Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
    –“ A spot-on amalgam of fruit, acid, alcohol and tannins, this delivers a smooth, satiny mouthfeel and finish” – Bill Ward
  • Gold Medal Winner 2018 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern 2018 Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal Winner 2018 Western Carolina Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal Winner 2018 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal Winner 2017 Asheville Wine & Food Festival
  • Silver Medal Winner 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal Winner – 2016 NC Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal Winner 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal Winner – 2016 NC Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal 2016 Asheville Wine and Food Festival
  • Silver Medal 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal Winner – 2016 NC Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal 2016 Asheville Wine and Food Festival
  • Silver Medal 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition (East Meets West) Sonoma CA
  • Gold Medal Winner 2015 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal Winner 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Competition
  • Gold Medal Winner 2015 Dixie Classic Competition
  • Gold Medal Winner 2015 NC State Fair Wine Competition

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