The name World’s End is a reference to the district of Chelsea in Jonathan’s hometown of London. Each wine owes its origins and inspiration to a favourite rock and roll song from Jonathan’s youth, from Jimi Hendrix to Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin. And each beats out a different rhythm highlighting the diversity of Napa’s iconic terroir.
The range includes ‘If Six Was Nine’, Good Times, Bad Times’, ‘Crossfire’, our proprietary red ‘Rocksteady’ and our white Chardonnay Reserve ‘Rebel Rebel’.
It’s no secret that the Californian sun contributes to the signature style of our reds, with their Cabernet-Sauvignon-forward ripe black fruit aromas and beautiful, velvety tannins. And yet, it’s our French winemaking heritage that ensures their fine balance and remarkable persistence. Our Reserve Chardonnay, Rebel Rebel, has a zippy edge that sets it apart, with ripeness offset by freshness thanks to its cool-climate vineyard.
It might be seem like the other side of the world, but 9,000 kilometres feels like nothing when you’re working with the same people, the same grape varieties and the same vision as back in Bordeaux. Each place inspires the other and reinforces the ‘no-boundaries’ mentality that defines JCP Maltus and our wines, be it World’s End, Le Dôme or Château Teyssier. Although our take on wine is conditioned by our French heritage, we are not afraid to bring back what we learn in Napa to our home in Saint-Émilion.