2010-06-11

Jacob Franklin, Cabernet Sauvignon, 1999

Only seven barrels of this 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Hoffman Lane in Napa Valley were produced. The Jacob Franklin is a complex and round wine. It's rich in tannins, despite its older age and it's a very decent companion for a nice filet mignon with foie gras in a truffle reduction. It is priced as if these were the last seven barrels of wine on Earth though, which makes it too expensive for its value. I wouldn't pay more than $20 for this wine the second time around, even though the first time it was significantly higher (so much so that I'm ashamed to publish the number -- it was at a restaurant though, which adds insult to injury).

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