Jean Edwards Cellars

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       John and Karen Troisi

We are the owner/vintners of Jean Edwards Cellars - we share a passion for wine, a similar palate and a singular vision on the style of wines we produce.  We live by our motto that "you should only make wines you love to drink" and focus our production on Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon wines that are classically styled.

Quality and heritage are important to us - our wines are reflective of their origins and are sourced some of the most prestigious vineyards (and vineyard blocks) throughout Napa Valley including Stagecoach Vineyard; Rutherford, Oakville and Howell Mountain. 

Time really flies - we started producing commercial wines in 2004 but our dream of producing high quality Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon wines started much earlier when we travelled to the valley in 1985.  During that trip, we developed a true appreciation for cabernet sauvignon wines and decided we would some day be a part of the business and produce a wine called Jean Edwards Cellars (our two middle names).  It was a goal worth waiting for and twenty plus years later we released our first wine in the Spring of 2006.  Fast forward a few years - we have now both taken early retirement from the corporate world and focus efforts on the wine business.

We produce and age our wines at the Michael Mondavi Family Winery (in southern Napa).  Kian Tavakoli has been our consulting winemaker since 2004.

We take pride in our wines and our customer service - and we're honored that our wines have been well received by both consumers and wine industry professionals.

Our first release (2004 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon) was rated 92 points by Wine Spectator Magazine.  We were also featured in Wine Spectator Magazine's annual cabernet issue as "Ones to Watch - twenty new cabernet producers..."  We had some pretty nice company on that list - click here to read the article.

Not resting on early success, our wines continue to be enjoyed and praised by consumers and industry professionals.   Some accolades:

  • Wine Spectator 92 pts:  2004 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Spectator 90 pts:  2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • James Suckling 90 pts:  2008 "Seventy Four - Forty One" Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Enthusiast 91 pts:  2008 "Seventy Four -Forty One" Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Enthusiast 91 pts:  2009 "Seventy Four - Forty One" Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Enthusiast 91 pts (Cellar Selection):  2009 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

And while favorable industry reviews are always nice to receive - the reviews we value the most are those we receive from you - our customers.  Checkout what others have to say about our wines on Cellartracker ™ .

Cheers - we hope you enjoy our wines for many years to come!

Karen & John


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When we're not working at the winery, we can be reached at our east coast office:
P.O. Box 667   Montville, NJ  07045   Tel: 973-402-8524