Jessup Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

9.131 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Wednesday night “whoops”. Meant to grab a different Jessup wine and ended up with this one somehow. After having the ‘13 six months ago, my note was “too early”. This is farther along but still wound up tight. Last of my Jessup CabFrancs.

Very floral on the nose...almost potpourri like. Violet. Darker than the ‘13. Additional meat notes. Tannic. Very nice texture on the palate. Finish is a tad hot, but it’s got nice flavors of licorice, raspberries, not yet ripe blackberries, and an herbal/pepper spice. I’m sure this will be better tomorrow evening with additional air.

Wednesday night “whoops”. Meant to grab a different Jessup wine and ended up with this one somehow. After having the ‘13 six months ago, my note was “too early”. This is farther along but still wound up tight. Last of my Jessup CabFrancs.

Very floral on the nose...almost potpourri like. Violet. Darker than the ‘13. Additional meat notes. Tannic. Very nice texture on the palate. Finish is a tad hot, but it’s got nice flavors of licorice, raspberries, not yet ripe blackberries, and an herbal/pepper spice. I’m sure this will be better tomorrow evening with additional air.

Jul 19th, 2018
Rebecca Fletcher

2009 vintage. Red fruit, spice, perfume, and violet. Still has M+ tannin. Long finish but "hot"

2009 vintage. Red fruit, spice, perfume, and violet. Still has M+ tannin. Long finish but "hot"

Aug 9th, 2015
Brian Jerald

2009...pretty big, w silky dark berries, inky, this wine has got some muscle! Steal for price

2009...pretty big, w silky dark berries, inky, this wine has got some muscle! Steal for price

Sep 2nd, 2018
Kimberly Anderson

Dark inky purple. Full black fruit and anise nose. Blueberry cobbler mid. Bold yet refined. Still has a lot of years left. #jessupcellars

Dark inky purple. Full black fruit and anise nose. Blueberry cobbler mid. Bold yet refined. Still has a lot of years left. #jessupcellars

Dec 9th, 2017
Shay A
9.1

Channeling our Christmas spirit and getting the house decked out called for an easy and unique drinker. Again, Jessup wines are house wines for us...great value across all their varieties. I’ve got to say though, this cab franc is quite wound up. I remember having the ‘12 last year and it was almost pop and pour. This, not so much. Very floral on the nose...almost potpourri like. Violet. Small trace of green bell pepper, but very minimal. Tannins are still pretty high. Very nice texture on the palate. Finish is a tad hot, but it’s got nice flavors of red licorice, raspberries, not yet ripe blackberries, and an herbal/pepper spice.

Channeling our Christmas spirit and getting the house decked out called for an easy and unique drinker. Again, Jessup wines are house wines for us...great value across all their varieties. I’ve got to say though, this cab franc is quite wound up. I remember having the ‘12 last year and it was almost pop and pour. This, not so much. Very floral on the nose...almost potpourri like. Violet. Small trace of green bell pepper, but very minimal. Tannins are still pretty high. Very nice texture on the palate. Finish is a tad hot, but it’s got nice flavors of red licorice, raspberries, not yet ripe blackberries, and an herbal/pepper spice.

Nov 28th, 2017
Leah Weisman

Heavy, some sediment, but good

Heavy, some sediment, but good

Jun 6th, 2017
Michael Kilgore

Some great balance, great stuff. Light feel, medium body.

Some great balance, great stuff. Light feel, medium body.

Nov 6th, 2016
Shay A
9.2

It's no secret that we love Jessup Cellars. I believe they have the friendliest tasting room in Napa, and it's even better that the wines are excellent. Their cab franc is a rarity, but unbelievably smooth. No traces of green pepper on the nose or tongue like many cab francs have. Very earthy. Lots of plums as well.

It's no secret that we love Jessup Cellars. I believe they have the friendliest tasting room in Napa, and it's even better that the wines are excellent. Their cab franc is a rarity, but unbelievably smooth. No traces of green pepper on the nose or tongue like many cab francs have. Very earthy. Lots of plums as well.

Jul 29th, 2016
George M Wood

I love Cab France it really is wonderful as a single varitel, earthy and well balanced

I love Cab France it really is wonderful as a single varitel, earthy and well balanced

May 28th, 2016
Sunny Vy

Super high alcohol right in your face.

Super high alcohol right in your face.

Apr 3rd, 2016