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Jacob Franklin

Jacob Franklin
2014 Hayne Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50
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Jacob Franklin
2014 Hayne Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Black violet color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cinnamon, licorice, salumi, saffron, and rose petal with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, epic, very long finish that presents notes of pomegranate, chocolate, fig vinaigrette, cumin, and pepper with moderate oak flavor. A one-of-a-kind Napa Valley Petite Sirah with distinctive spice flavors that will become the centerpiece of the meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon, licorice, salumi, saffron, and rose petal
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pomegranate, chocolate, fig vinaigrette, cumin, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A one-of-a-kind Napa Valley Petite Sirah with distinctive spice flavors that will become the centerpiece of the meal.

The Producer

Jacob Franklin Wines

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

Petite Sirah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Petite Sirah, which is also spelled as Petite Syrah (or even Petit Sirah) is a California red wine with deep color, rich tannins and a good deal of spice. While a few medium and larger-sized producers in California make Petite Sirah, most examples are from smaller artisan producers. These vintners often emphasize the chocolate and plum flavors as well as the chewy tannins.

As these wines are rugged in nature, these often need a few years after release before they are in ideal drinking condition; five to seven years is generally an ideal time frame for best consumption. Pair Petite Sirah with such foods as grilled lamb, pork roasts, stews and game.