Davies Vineyards

Jack & Jamie's Blocks
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 137
Vintage

2013

Davies Vineyards

Jack & Jamie's Blocks

Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Our top blend from the 2013 vintage representing the blocks around Jack and Jamie’s grove
  • Originally planted in 1862, these were the first hillside vineyards in Napa Valley
  • A Napa Green Certified Vineyard site nestled between Ritchie and Nash Creeks on Diamond Mountain
  • Crafted by head winemaker Sean Thompson and consulting winemaker Celia Welch specifically for PNV

Named in honor of family patriarch Jack Davies, J. Davies is the product of an intimate knowledge of a place and passion to create delicious red wine. Nestled between Nash Creek and Ritchie Creek on the southern slopes of Diamond Mountain, this is the site of Napa Valley’s first hillside vineyards, planted in 1862. The Davies carefully began replanting these vineyards to Bordeaux varietals for the J. Davies label in 1994. Jack and Jamie’s Blocks are the two oldest blocks on the property and have been a favorite site for PNV auction lots for many years. Produced from 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot and aged for 24 months in French oak, this lot was made specifically to showcase as a 2015 Premiere Napa Valley wine.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Sean Thompson

Winemaker, Davies Vineyards

Winemaker, Sean Thompson

I started my career in winemaking with Beringer at the old Italian Swiss Colony in Asti. The hook was set with the discovery of the diversity of flavors and aromas produced by the simple grape and its fermentation. I continued my enological exploration with the fermentation of red wines after moving to Napa Valley for a position at the Merlot house of Rutherford Hill Winery.

I returned to the University of California, Davis in the fall of 2002, to work with Dr. David Mills in earning a Masters of Science in Viticulture and Enology.

Upon graduation, I began at Staglin Family Estate in Rutherford, CA, working directly with Luc Morlet to mine the terroir of estate-driven Cabernet Sauvignon. This final piece led me to join Schramsberg in the summer of 2006 as the J. Davies Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Assistant Winemaker, and taking over as the winemaker in 2008. In 2017, I became Director Winemaking for Schramsberg and Davies Vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. Chemistry, U.C. Davis
Masters of Science in Viticulture and Enology, U.C. Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Keeping your ears open and your mouth shut. Much of my education was shaped by asking questions and listening to the answers. I also believe in fostering an environment to encourage questions from others in and outside the winery. People want to be a part of the experience of producing spectacular wines.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Bennett Lane 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga 19
Davies Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District Jack & Jamie's Blocks 19
Merryvale Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Schlatter Family Estate 19
Rubissow 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Hawkwind 19
Darioush 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 15
Ehlers Estate 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Three Clone Cabernet 15
Havens Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 15
Louis M. Martini Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cellar 254 15
Merryvale Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 15
Pine Ridge Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 5X5 15
Sequoia Grove Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Gary Morisoli's Catch 15
Barnett Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 9
Cain Vineyard and Winery 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 9
Cliff Lede Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 9
Cornerstone Cellars 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 9
Hess Collection Winery 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 9
Paradigm Winery 2003 Cabernet Franc Oakville 9
Pine Ridge Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 9
Sequoia Grove Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 9
St. Clement Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 9
Truchard Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Los Carneros 9
Volker Eisele Family Estate 2004 50% Merlot 50% Cabernet Franc Chiles Valley District 9
Chimney Rock Winery 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Alpine Block 7
Clos Pegase 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Palisades Vineyard - Riverbed Block 7
Milat Vineyards 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Premiere Cuvee, Estate 7
Mount Veeder Winery 2001 Meritage Napa Valley 7
Reverie on Diamond Mountain 2001/2002 Malbec Blend Diamond Mountain District 7
The Hess Collection Winery 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 7
Turnbull Wine Cellars 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Turnbull Triangle 7
Benessere 2000 Sangiovese St. Helena Estate - Brunello di Montalcino clone 6
Chimney Rock Winery 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District "Premiere Cuvee" 6
Frazier Winery 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lupine Hill Vineyard 6
Girard Winery 1999 Merlot Oakville 6
Monticello Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley Big Ranch Vineyards 6
Paradigm Winery 2000 Proprietary Red Oakville Estate Bottled 6
Rombauer Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 6
Schramsberg Vineyards 1993 Sparkling Wine Napa Valley J.L.D. Schram 6
Silverado Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District See Selection 6
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Rutherford 6
Staglin Family Vineyard 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Salus - A Taste of the Old & New 6
Turnbull Wine Cellars 2000 Cabernet Franc Oakville Block 4/Weitz Vineyard 6
Volker Eisele Family Estate 2001 Merlot Chiles Valley District Volker Eisele Vineyard 6
Judd's Hill 2000 Chardonnay Napa Valley Blue Moon 5
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 5
Turnbull Wine Cellars 1999 Red Table Wine Oakville 5
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