Australia’s Jacob’s Creek winery is proud to introduce its latest project, Jacob’s Creek Two Lands. Jacob’s Creek is partnering its chief winemaker, Bernard Hickin with Ehren Jordan, an award winning winemaker from California’s Napa Valley. The aim is to combine Hickin’s knowledge of Australia’s Barossa Valley with Jordan’s techniques he’s honed in California. Hicklin describes the project; “ We like to call Two Lands a California Expression of Australian wine.”
“Traveling to South Australia has been a fascinating creative process which has allowed me to work with flavors not normally available to me in North America,” Jordan enthuses.
Jacob’s Creek, Pinot Grigio, 2014 is pale straw yellow. It has aromas of lemon, lime, peach, melon and minerals. The rich palate has citrus up front with green apple, melon and minerals. The Jacob’s Creek has the nice crisp acidity of Pinot Grigio, but with a full rich mouth feel. The finish has that lush feel ending with crisp acidity.
Enjoy with sautéed chicken breast in a lemon cream sauce.
Jacob’s Creek, Chardonnay, 2014 is light golden yellow in the glass. Hints of lemon and tropical fruit, peach and toasted oak fill the nose. The palate is alive with tart tropical fruit up front, balanced by citrus acidity with hints of toasted oak on the back palate. The oak is well integrated and doesn’t overpower the fruit.
Enjoy with herb roasted chicken and grilled summer vegetables.
Many winemakers travel the world to work at different wineries to increase their knowledge and skills. The Jacob’s Creek Two Lands is the first to create a true collaboration of two winemakers from opposite ends of the earth to produce rich, elegant modern wines.