Monday, October 20, 2014
2010 Jarhead Red
This particular vintage is a blend of Cabernet Franc with Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Syrah playing the backup role. A couple of weekends ago I opened the first bottle at a pig roast where another, and much younger, Marine was one of the guests. It was definitely a full bodied wine but the brightness of the Cabernet Franc and it's cherry flavors really shone. It was mouth filling and had just enough acid and tannin to support the fruit. A very well balanced wine. Once the cork came out it was the first of six assorted bottles to be completely drained. Most of it was consumed by the two Marines in attendance and led to stories and raunchy jokes. It was a fun time and wine.
Jarhead Red California table wine. $14 and with the table wine designation it was under 14% alcohol.