Flavorful. A little tart. — 4 years ago
We love Jessup at our house. To me, Jessup is one of those wineries that does every varietal well, and they do a ton of varietals. Zin may be the best in the valley, their cabs and merlot are solid & their top tier cab blend and Merlot blend and stellar. This Rougette wine is brand new, so I had to try.
100% Grenache. The color is fairly dark as I believe they let the Grenache rest on petit Verdot skins for a time. This wine looks, smells and initially mimics a Russian River Valley Pinot. Very ruby red with a thin colored core. Aromatics of red gummy bears, strawberry O candies, rhubarb, herbal funk. After about 30mins, a candied almond note came out. Very crisp acidity at the front palate. Finish has cedar alongside cola and black cherry. On day 2, this smoothed out quite a bit and had more of those fleshy fruit skin notes and the acidity wasn't as prevalent.
A nice play on Grenache but this needs time. A Grenache for RRV Pinot lovers! — 5 years ago
Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!
Notes are consistent with when I had this back in May. Candied and ripe showing graham cracker slathered in blackberry jam accompanied by cherry liqueur. Typical zin sweetness with only a hint of age to it. Fun and enjoyable Napa example. Thanks @Steve Bolger . — 3 years ago
Definitely fruit forward. A little too much sweet for my taste. 2015 vintage consumed in June 2018. — 4 years ago
Tannic, bold, great with chocolate, big taste and great with Brie and bread. Has a cherry/ blackberry taste that sneaks up on the taster right before the finish. This wine is full of surprises. Give it time in your mouth. — 6 years ago
Yummy! Definitely a keeper! — 4 years ago
Sweet nose & very well balanced. — 6 years ago