I have been familiar with the two Jaffe Estate wines - Transformation and Metamorphosis - since their maiden vintage of 2005 and have thoroughly enjoyed every bottle that I've opened. Transformation is a blend of about 50/50 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a perfect showplace for the magical power of the Estate's Merlot. It expresses the true potential of the grape displaying power, finesse and structure more typical of the finest blends of Bordeaux's Right Bank and Pessac-Leognon Appellation. Metamorphosis is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated wine with about 10% Merlot both from the estate. Here the elegance of the Cabernet is supported by the power of the Merlot as you will find in the finest selections from Bordeaux's left bank. Magical fruit from a very unique vineyard.
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This classic Napa Valley estate, located on the exclusive west end of Zinfandel lane, is blanketed by surrounding vineyards and the absolute privacy of its own lush park-like setting. The property, a 3.6 +/- acre parcel, enjoys a premium St. Helena AVA Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyard from which the owners have created a line of reserve quality red wines. The Meadowood Resort-style 4,083 +/- sq ft main residence features a wonderful light-filled great room with grand fireplace, a luxurious master suite, a smartly designed contemporary kitchen that connects with a spacious family room, and a delightful wrap-around porch from which to savor alfresco dining and the ever-present vineyard and mountain views. This expansive compound also features beautiful lawns, exquisite landscaping, a fabulous 1BR/1BA guest house with tall ceilings and wood burning fireplace, a large temperature controlled wine room, 3-car garage, bocce court, pool & pool house with bath, and the highlight for all visitors, a professional quality telescope observatory. Whether you’re a star-gazer, a sun worshipper, a wine aficionado, or simply a fan of relaxed Napa Valley living, this extraordinary estate is a heavenly place with something for everyone to enjoy.