Full Review

Jarvis

Jarvis
2015 Will ’ Science Project, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$170
Cellar Selection

Jarvis
2015 Will ’ Science Project, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
Medium ruby black color. Fruity, inviting aromas and flavors of smuckers jam, sweet mint, raspberry, and January Christmas tree with a satiny, racy, bone-dry medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish that presents notes of cranberry mostarda, black cherry, cedar smoke , sticky coffee pudding, cocoa powder, and blackberry with chewy, woody tannins and light oak flavor. A decadent, silky-smooth Cabernet Franc in a plush, elegant style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: smuckers jam, sweet mint, raspberry, and January Christmas tree
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cranberry mostarda, black cherry, cedar smoke , sticky coffee pudding, cocoa powder, and blackberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops, Beef Bourguignon, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A decadent, silky-smooth Cabernet Franc in a plush, elegant style.

The Producer

Jarvis Estate

The Producer
2970 Monticello Rd
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-255-5280

Their Portfolio

92 Jarvis 2016 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $75.00.
92 Jarvis 2016 Finch Hollow Vineyard, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $135.00.
90 Jarvis 2016 Finch Hollow Vineyard Unfiltered , Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $150.00.
92 Jarvis 2014 Estate Grown, Tempranillo, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $85.00.
94 Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $165.00.
93 Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $105.00.
92 Jarvis 2013 Reserve, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $230.00.
92 Jarvis 2013 Lake William Red Blend Estate Grown, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $215.00.
85 Jarvis 2012 Estate Grown, Petit Verdot, Napa Valley 13.2% (USA) $155.00.
90 Jarvis 2014 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $150.00.
90 Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown , Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $115.00.
96 Jarvis 2008 Reserve , Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $315.00.
96 Jarvis 2015 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $170.00.
95 Jarvis 2014 Estate Grown, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 13.9% (USA) $125.00.
94 Jarvis 2017 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $80.00.
93 Jarvis 2017 Finch Hollow Vineyard, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $145.00.
93 Jarvis 2017 Finch Hollow Vineyard Unfiltered, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $160.00.
92 Jarvis 2012 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $350.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Lake William Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $230.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Reserve, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $260.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Merlot, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $125.00.

Cabernet Franc

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Franc is very closely related to cabernet sauvignon; it is widely presumed that cabernet franc is just a well established mutation. It is ideally suited to cooler climates, as it buds and ripens earlier than cabernet sauvignon. Additionally, it is less susceptible to poor weather during harvest. In the Medoc and Graves region of Bordeaux, where it typically constitutes about 15% of the final blend, it is seen as a measure of insurance against poor cabernet sauvignon or merlot weather. Cabernet franc used to be planted almost as widely as cabernet sauvignon in Bordeaux well into the 60s, but cabernet sauvignon had swung into such favor that 30 years later it had twice the acreage of cabernet franc.

Cabernet franc tends to be lighter in color and tannins than cabernet sauvignon, with an earlier-maturing character. On Bordeaux's Right Bank, cabernet franc has a stronger foothold, and is best known as the dominant grape in the blend for the famed château, Cheval Blanc. It is the most widely planted red varietal in the Loire, where it yields lighter wines, like Chinon, with distinct herbal overtones. US cabernet francs are still largely in the experimental stage; there is a huge spectrum of interpretations, from heavy Napa wines to lighter styles from the East Coast.

Cabernet Franc is noted for its deep ruby red color and peppery, spicy character. It has moderate tannins and good acidity. Generally a Cabernet Franc should be consumed with some age - at least five years - while the finest versions drink well for more than twenty years.

Pair Cabernet Franc with hearty foods such as wild game, game birds and roasts.