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Jarvis

Jarvis
2016 Will ’ Science Project, Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$190

Jarvis
2016 Will ’ Science Project, Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis tart, pomegranate, fennel, and peppermint with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish that exhibits notes of chocolate ganache, fresh herbs, and caramel bread pudding with blistered berries with moderate oak flavor. A mouthwatering Cabernet Franc with skillful balance; pair away.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, cassis tart, pomegranate, fennel, and peppermint
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate ganache, fresh herbs, and caramel bread pudding with blistered berries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mouthwatering Cabernet Franc with skillful balance; pair away.

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.
92 Jarvis 2018 Unfiltered Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $160.00.
94 Jarvis 2018 Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $145.00.
92 Jarvis 2018 Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $80.00.
91 Jarvis 2016 Estate, Tempranillo, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $90.00.
93 Jarvis 2016 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $190.00.
92 Jarvis 2014 Estate, Petit Verdot, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $165.00.

Bordeaux Red Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
The greatness of red wines from France's Bordeaux region can be largely attributed to the art of blending. There are five red varieties that can be used in a Bordeaux red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec (this last is rarely seen anymore in Bordeaux).

The reason for blending several grapes to craft the final wine is for greater complexity as well as elegance. Each grape has various characteristics and can attribute special qualities to the final wine. Cabernet Sauvignon is powerful and tannins, while Merlot has lighter tannins, while Cabernet Franc has a spicy, peppery quality to it. Blending these grapes together will round out all of these qualities; sort of a "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts" rationale.

This principal of blending is used in many regions besides Bordeaux, especially in California, were the blends are often given proprietary names, like Opus One, Insignia, and Quintessa. US blends of Bordeaux varietals may also be labeled, in addition to their proprietary name, by the designation of Meritage if they are approved and licensed by the Meritage Alliance.

Blending in Bordeaux is common not only on the prestigious wines from historic estates that cost hundreds of dollars per bottle, but also on the lighter-styled wines that are priced in the mid-teens. Aging potential can often be directly linked to the price of the wine, from three to five years to three to five decades.

Pair these wines with most red meats, games or roasts.