The Saviah label was founded by Richard Funk in 2000, who also serves as the winery’s head winemaker. His background in chemistry and microbiology surely has helped his winemaking prowess. The label produces a variety of Rhone and Bordeaux varietals.
“The Jack” is a sort of side label off-shoot from the primary Saviah brand. It is intended to be high quality wines offered at very consumer-friendly prices.
The blend here is 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 10% Malbec. It really is an astonishingly good wine for the category. First of all, it’s comprised entirely of Walla Walla Valley vineyards. This is some of the best terroir in North America for Bordeaux varietals. Dark and brooding, ripe and fresh – it hints at mocha, chocolate, cassis, vanilla and berry preserves. The structure is soft but not weak. More supple and silky. The finish brings a hint of smoked meat and black peppercorn. Pair with Italian fare or a nice roast chicken or turkey. Crack open any night of the week without guilt!