Country, Region: South Australia, Adelaide Hills
100% destemmed Adelaide Hills Grenache that is plunged across several weeks. Made as a fruit forward silky slippery style and succeeds brilliantly. Pure joy.
”Grenache from the Adelaide Hills, isn’t a sentence I type very often, but hey, here you go, it appears as a preamble here now. It’s a concerted effort at a young drinking red wine style. Pale, shimmering garnet colour. Very lean in the palate, crunchy textured, almost missing some flavour but the shy, sour cherry thing going on does pretty well. There’s a touch of game meat somewhere there too. A chewy smudge of tannins finishes the wine starting mid palate, but this is way more about the starburst of blood orange-cranberry juice going on. Nice drink, albeit, it is a little firm and bitter, or, slightly off the odds of easy drinking. Still, readily going to recommend.” 89 points, Mike Bennie, The Winefront, November 2019.
“‘The JC’s Own’ is Jaysen Collins’ ‘project wines’ that stem from his very good work at the bloody good Massena winery in the Barossa Valley. I guess here, JC’s Own allows him some additional flexibility in winemaking style. Satisfying his own interests, so to speak. The aesthetic of the labelling and broad, round-shouldered bottle already suggest something about eclectic style, edginess.” Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au, August 2019