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Jacob Franklin

Jacob Franklin
2016 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%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$70
Cellar Selection

Jacob Franklin
2016 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%
Dark deep purple color. Inviting aromas and flavors of cedar, rambutan, pickled ginger, black tea, tobacco, and violet with a lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a tingling, complex, very long finish with notes of crushed blackberries with drying, firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A cascade of enticing aromas evolves into complex, long lasting flavors; likely to significantly improve with age.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: cedar, rambutan, pickled ginger, black tea, tobacco, and violet
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of crushed blackberries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A cascade of enticing aromas evolves into complex, long lasting flavors; likely to significantly improve with age.

The Producer

Jacob Franklin Wines

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

Their Portfolio

95 Jacob Franklin 2014 Hoffman Lane, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 15.2% (USA) $75.00.
95 Jacob Franklin 2015 Hoffman Lane, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 15.2% (USA) $75.00.
93 Jacob Franklin 2016 Hoffman Lane, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 15% (USA) $75.00.
93 Jacob Franklin 2014 Camusi Vineyard #6 Mon Chou, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $70.00.
92 Jacob Franklin 2015 Camusi Vineyard #6 Mon Chou, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $70.00.
93 Jacob Franklin 2016 Camusi Vineyard #6 Mon Chou, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $70.00.
93 Jacob Franklin 2014 Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $75.00.
92 Jacob Franklin 2015 Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $75.00.
92 Jacob Franklin 2016 Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 15% (USA) $75.00.
92 Jacob Franklin 2014 Hayne Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $50.00.
93 Jacob Franklin 2017 Frediani Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley 15.2% (USA) $50.00.
93 Jacob Franklin 2015 Leeds and Pesch Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley 13.9% (USA) $45.00.
92 Jacob Franklin 2016 Leeds and Pesch Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
90 Jacob Franklin 2018 Judge Family Vineyard, Grenache, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $48.00.
91 Jacob Franklin 2019 Judge Family Vineyard, Grenache, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $48.00.
93 Jacob Franklin 2019 Morisoli Vineyard, Zinfandel, Rutherford, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $52.00.

Other US Red

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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.