Winery: Frank Family Vineyards
Region: California - Napa Valley
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon)
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Mature and hard cheese, Chicken
Reviews: 90 Points Robert Parker
Winemaker Notes & Critical Acclaim:
Seamlessly woven in black cherry and cocoa, the flagship Cabernet is sumptuous and seductive in structure and complexity. The palateoffers flavors of hazelnut, baked plum, and cloves while brilliantacidity on the finish balances the concentration of flavors and tannins. - Winemaker Note
Made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is very deep garnet-purple in color and displays expressive notions of baked plums, warm cassis and licorice with hints of bay leaves and scorched earth. Medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with juicy black fruit and earthy sparks, finishing chewy. - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
About The Producer:
Frank Family Vineyards in a winery located in the Calistoga sub-appellation of Napa Valley. Like many Napa wineries, it is known for its wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel. It is also considered to have one of the best tasting rooms in Napa Valley with their old stone edifice, a site listed as a Point of Historical Interest in the state of California.
Frank Family makes its wines in a typical Napa style, with high levels of ripeness and liberal use of new French oak. Most fruit comes from the 120-hectare (300-acre) Winston Vineyard in Rutherford, where Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese are grown. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir come from the cooler Lewis Vineyard in Carneros, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel are sourced from the S&J Vineyard in nearby Capay Valley.
Frank Family Vineyards was first constructed as Larkmead Winery in 1884. It became Kornell Champagne Cellars for a time before it was bought in 1992 by Rich Frank, the former President of Walt Disney Studios.