Juslyn Vineyards

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 105
Vintage: 2010

Juslyn Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced


For our Premiere offering, we selected a Taransaud barrel of our 2011 Spring Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 12% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. It exhibits complex, rich aromatics that are full of blackberry and piqued with sweet oak. This barrel stood out from the rest as it showed early signs of perfectly integrated flavors and tannins. We will continue to barrel age this wine until March 2014 and expect it to bottle age quite beautifully over the next 12-15 years.

Aging Process

30 months in new French oak, 18 months in the bottle

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Craig MacLean

Winemaker, Juslyn Vineyards

Winemaker, Craig MacLean

Upon graduating from U.C. Davis in 1982 with a Bachelors Degree in Plant Science, Craig started a landscaping company in his of hometown San Diego. Craig became interested in wine after attending wine tastings organized by one of his clients. When his interest in wine increased to an intense level, he went back to U.C. Davis to get a Master’s Degree in Enology. In 1986, during his last year in the Enology program, Craig worked the harvest at Chappellet Vineyard with Cathy Corison and Mia Klein. Upon graduation Craig was hired as Assistant Winemaker for Markham Vineyards where he worked for 2 years. Craig left Markham in 1989 and went to work for Cain Vineyard and Winery as Assistant Winemaker. Six months later, he was promoted to Winemaker and continued the Cain Five tradition and helped establish the Cuvee and Musque wine programs. In 1994, Craig moved down the hill to Spring Mountain Vineyard for four vintages and helped resurrect that great old property. In early 1998, Craig and a few friends founded the Kelham MacLean project. After three vintages, Craig and his partners sold the company, and in 2001, Craig crushed the first grapes for MacLean Wines (a solo project). Craig started a consulting company in 1998 which has continued to this day. His clients have included Juslyn, Bialla, Ilsley, Ahnfeldt, Brookdale, Anselmo Vigne, Dos Lagos, Schrader Vineyards and Alexandra Gianna. In 2007 Craig founded a new wine company named JAQK Cellars.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

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501 South Boulevard
Edmond  OK  73034


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley Francenstein 23
Juslyn Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 17
Merryvale Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Schlatter Family Estate 16
Palmaz Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Single Favorite 15
StoneFly Vineyard 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 10
Chimney Rock Winery 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 9
Sullivan Vineyards 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot Rutherford 8
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