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Jacob Franklin

Jacob Franklin
2015 Hoffman Lane, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75
Cellar Selection

Jacob Franklin
2015 Hoffman Lane, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2%
Black ruby color. Complex aromas of cinnamon potpourri, damson plum, black tea, carob, olive tapenade, and bay leaf with a round, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, complex, long cumin, rose water, dark chocolate, and anise finish with moderate oak flavor. A bold, intensely complex Cabernet Sauvignon with huge aromatics of herbs and spices; exotic, conversation-worthy, and should be the centerpiece of the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, New World, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon potpourri, damson plum, black tea, carob, olive tapenade, and bay leaf
Taste Flavor: cumin, rose water, dark chocolate, and anise
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, intensely complex Cabernet Sauvignon with huge aromatics of herbs and spices; exotic, conversation-worthy, and should be the centerpiece of the table.

The Producer

Jacob Franklin Wines

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

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.