Tradition of Excellence
Jack Nicklaus Wines, a line of handcrafted, limited-production wines from California’s famed Napa Valley is a partnership between Terlato Wines and golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his family. The Nicklaus and Terlato families share a lifelong pursuit of excellence and achievement in their respective fields—as well as a deep appreciation for the land, whether creating memorable golf courses from stunning terrain, or growing grapes in exceptional vineyard soils. When Nicklaus, a long-time wine collector, sought to create a signature wine, he and his family looked for a partner who held high standards consistent with their own.
Nicklaus and his sons, Jack II and Gary, visited the Terlato-owned vineyards in California to meet with TWI Chairman and Founder Anthony Terlato and his sons, Bill and John. They toured the Terlato-owned Chimney Rock and Rutherford Hill wineries, and what emerged from two extraordinary days in Napa Valley was a friendship and two fabulous new wines.
No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than Jack Nicklaus. He has defined the sport of golf for six decades as the most prolific champion, designer, philanthropist and goodwill ambassador. With Jack Nicklaus wines, he has brought this commitment and passion to his private hobby, wine.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is a brilliant garnet color in the glass with aromas of blackberry, red plum and notes of cedar. It’s full bodied and rich with intense, layered mocha and red current flavors with undertones of sweet spice. The concentrated mid-palate glides into a long and lingering finish.
The Private Reserve incorporates Bordeaux grapes and Syrah with the intense and structured Cabernet offering deep black cherry fruit with accents of vanilla and smoky paprika. The concentrated layers of dark fruit—black cherries and black raspberry—are wrapped with velvety tannins and a subtle earthiness