Whiplash Red Wine, Napa Valley, 2011

Upon entering the majestic tree-lined drive of Jamieson Ranch, nestled among the southern hills of the Napa Valley, one immediately is greeted by the stirring silhouette of a legendary stallion - Whiplash. His sculpture, intense with graceful movement, concedes a hint as to why this noble creature captured the childhood heart of the winery's co-founder, Alyssa. Spirited, bold and fiercely independent as his name, Whiplash was a rare combination of Arabian and Appaloosa bloodlines. Similarly, the red blend that bears his name is a rare combination of exceptional California varietals. The result is an exuberant wine of bold character and unbridled spirit, a fitting tribute to the extraordinary horse called Whiplash. www.jamiesonranch.com. Alc/Vol 14.5%.