Famous photographer Andy Katz took his son Jesse on wine-centric work adventures throughout the greatest vineyards and wineries all throughout his son’s youth. All of that seems to have paid dividends now. One of the fastest rising stars in California, Jesse Katz’s Bordeaux blends have folks head absolutely spinning.
He was the first winemaker ever to be included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, a Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, and had been named a Wine Spectator “Rising Star.”
His 2018 Chenin Blanc comes from a 47-year-old dry-farmed vineyard. It was barrel fermented and bottled unfiltered and is wildly intriguing. It offers nuanced notes of quince, apple, and stone fruits with a weighted lift and a great mouthfeel that continues long after the sip is over.
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93 Points, James Suckling
This is very old chenin, planted around 1960, and it has a terrific fusion of lemons, apples and pears with a succulent, sturdy, and dense feel to the palate and plenty of smooth-honed texture. Impressive. Drink or hold.