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Jacob Franklin

Jacob Franklin
2016 Hoffman Lane, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75
Cellar Selection

Jacob Franklin
2016 Hoffman Lane, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Bright black garnet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of red plum, black cassis, cinnamon-raisin bread with honey, menthol-mint, and ginger with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long finish with accents of plum bread pudding with moderate oak flavor. A bold, herbaceous Napa Cabernet with an Australian accent.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Spicy & Complex, New World, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: red plum, black cassis, cinnamon-raisin bread with honey, menthol-mint, and ginger
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of plum bread pudding
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, herbaceous Napa Cabernet with an Australian accent.

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.

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.