Jamey moved out to Napa Valley from his home in South Carolina to manage Mustards Grill in 1996. Simply captivated by the community, lifestyle, and culture of wine country, he found himself quickly growing roots. By 1998, he had begun his winemaking education at Turley Wine Cellars where he would remain in his apprenticeship until 2005. During that time, he spent a summer sabbatical working for the Seysses family at Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis and laid the groundwork for Whetstone Wine Cellars, which he founded in 2002.
Jamey is consulting winemaker in these two projects, Noah River Wines, Zin Collective, and Spoken West.
Noah River Chardonnay 2018, California
Big nose full of ripe pear, lychee, hazelnut, citrus zest, and toasty oak. Background hints of petrol and honey.
Noah River Pinot Noir 2018, California
Big, floral nose of cherry, fig, and asian spice. Notes of blackberry, mint, orange pekoe tea and pencil
Noah River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California
Complex nose brimming with brambly blackberry, rhubarb pie, plum, orange peel and marjoram. Ripe flavors of cassis, red raspberry and plum.
Spoken West Chardonnay 2018, California
Nose full of ripe pear and peach, floral jasmine, and hints of vanilla and toast. Delicious mouthful of pear and liquid minerals.
Spoken West Pinot Noir 2018, California
Dense, expressive nose of baked black cherry pie, coffee, earthy forest floor, and Asian spices.
Spoken West Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California
Voluminous nose of cassis, blackberry, and dark red fruits with background notes of cinnamon, licorice and cigar box.
Zin Collective Zinfandel 2018, California
Fresh and brambly with oodles of ripe black fruit, bold spice and a smooth mouthfeel.