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Jacob Franklin

Jacob Franklin
2019 Judge Family Vineyard, Grenache, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48

Jacob Franklin
2019 Judge Family Vineyard, Grenache, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Ruby color. Inviting aromas and flavors of honey-drizzled fresh berries, slate, and hints of sweet pea blossom with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, delightful, medium-long finish conveying notes of strawberry and rose hips with no oak flavor. A fruit-forward and exuberant Grenache with distinctive floral nuance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: honey-drizzled fresh berries, slate, and hints of sweet pea blossom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of strawberry and rose hips
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward and exuberant Grenache with distinctive floral nuance.

The Producer

Jacob Franklin Wines

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

Grenache

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Grenache is the world's most widely planted red variety, yet its fame is primarily as a blending variety. The most famous examples are in the Rhone Valley as part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, in Spain (where it is known as Garnacha) in Priorat reds, and in Australia, where it is often blended with Shiraz.

Grenache on its own is a light red wine; indeed there are numerous versions of Grenache rosé from France and Spain' respectively, these wines are Tavel and Navarra Rosé. Tannins are very light and aromas are of wild strawberry, rhubarb and geranium.

There are also small amounts of Grenache grown in Italy (in Sardinia, as Cannonau) and the United States.