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Rubia Wine Cellars

Jones Family Vineyard

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date July 2020
  •  100% single block Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga nested appellation

  •  Hillside grown, sustainably farmed by Barbour Vineyards, hand-picked

  • De-stemmed and temperature controlled fermentation, 100% new French oak aging for 18 months

Julien Fayard

Julien Fayard, Winemaker

Country Born
Winery Experience
15-20 years

Julien Fayard hails from France where he worked in both Provence and Bordeaux. He defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafitte-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafitte’s grand château for a period) as well as at Smith Haut Lafitte. There, Julien says he learned his attention to detail and how to not excessively intervene in the winery: “If you put in the hard work in the vineyard, you have to trust and have patience; then, on its own, the wine will become all that it is capable of.”

Julien has lived and worked in the Napa Valley since 2006. Here in Napa, Julien worked at Quintessa before joining Atelier Melka, where he spent five years as the Director of Winemaking. It was here, working with a variety of clients including Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and more that Julien further developed his winemaking style — while also gaining an intimate understanding of the Valley’s vineyards and establishing strong relationships with its many passionate, quality-dedicated growers.