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Jacob Franklin 2015 Leeds & Pesch Vineyard Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Jacob Franklin 2015 Leeds & Pesch Vineyard Napa Valley Petite Sirah

...drink this stylish wine now or cellar.
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Tastings.com 93
...drink this stylish wine now or cellar.
Tastings.com

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We’re out here 24/7 fighting for your right to enjoy world class, top shelf wines at obscenely good prices. And honestly, there’s not a single better example than this Petite Sirah.

We’re OBSESSED. 93 points, $25, and we promise it will FLOOR you.

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Set up a tasting party with a bunch of Cab-loving friends. Tell them to bring a good red. Taste them blind. Then, after everyone agrees on yours as being the undisputed winner, brag about what you paid. Regale them with tales of all the other excellent deals you got from Wine Spies. Offer a referral invite (they’ll get $20) if they aren’t already on board and collect your $20 credit when they buy.

If you’re still in the dark on Jacob Franklin, let us enlighten you.

Maybe you know Elyse nowadays made by Russell Bevan. The boutique family-run winery has been a best-kept secret in Napa for a long time. It’s named after their daughter. But they also have a son. And not wanting to play favorites, they helped him launch a small winery project named Jacob Franklin. And while you can find a few varietals under his name, he specializes in one thing - making seriously kickass Petite Sirah.

This comes from a very special site in bucolic St. Helena, where head-trained, old vines crank out some impossibly concentrated and juicy fruit. Tasted blind it gives many high-end Napa Cabernets a run - if not an outright smackdown. Contrary to its name, Petite is NOT a subtle varietal, and this is no exception. Do you like blueberry and cherry pie? Put both in a blender. Use some sorcery to liquify them into a pure extract, this is what you get. Throw in some crushed violets, baking spices and vanilla creme while you’re at it. We just LOVE everything about this wine - the plush texture, the rich midpalate, and the long finish. Even the tannins, which can be harsh in the varietal, have softened into gentle, soft, sweet little things.

Anyone who loves big, rich reds will fall in love with its massive crowd-pleasing potential. For $25 it puts a hurt on many wines costing 3-4x the price.

Going, going…

93 Points – Tastings.com

“Black ruby color. Complex aromas and flavors of spiced orange tea, grilled ginger, sandalwood, peppermint, blackberry yogurt, and cola with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, long finish with notes of graham cracker crust with moderate oak flavor. A spicy, fruit-forward Petite Sirah that’s complex and lengthy; drink this stylish wine now or cellar.”

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What the Winery Says 2015 Leeds & Pesch Vineyard Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Jacob Franklin
Jacob Franklin
Winemaker
Jake Coursen
Varietals
100% Petite Sirah
Vintage
2015
Alcohol
14.4%
Appellation
St. Helena, Napa Valley
Vineyard
Leeds & Pesch Vineyard
Harvest date
September 9, 2015
Brix at harvest
24.7°
Total acidity
6.6 g/L
pH
3.48
Aging
10 months
Barrels
50% new French oak
Production
7 barrels

About the Winery Jacob Franklin

Jacob Franklin Winemaker Jake Coursen
Jacob Franklin Winemaker Jake Coursen
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Offer Expires Today at 11:59 pm
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44% off!
$45.00
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