Full Review

Jacob Franklin

Jacob Franklin
2014 Camusi Vineyard #6 Mon Chou, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$70

Jacob Franklin
2014 Camusi Vineyard #6 Mon Chou, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of chocolate ganache, huckleberry, damson plum, violet, menthol-mint, and pimento with a round, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, subtle, long finish manifesting notes of cola, caramel, and espresso bean with moderate oak flavor. A vivid and fruity red that’s hard not to love; this red blend will have you sipping in Technicolor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate ganache, huckleberry, damson plum, violet, menthol-mint, and pimento
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cola, caramel, and espresso bean
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivid and fruity red that's hard not to love; this red blend will have you sipping in Technicolor.

The Producer

Jacob Franklin Wines

The Producer
PO Box 2512
Yountville, CA 94599
USA
1 707-666-2989

Other US Red

Wine Glass Zinfandel.jpg
Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.