Frank Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.11721 ratings
9.095 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Had several bottles over last 9 mos, aging well! Deep ruby color and aromas of dark fruit, berries, mint and cedar, with a slight earthy scent. The wine is a blend of 86% Cab Sauv, 9% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot & 1% Cabernet Franc and aged for 20 months in 30% new French oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry & sweet plum with oak and cacao. This full bodied wine finished with notes of tobacco and earthy notes, oak, well balanced with solid tannin structure. Delightful! Great value.

Had several bottles over last 9 mos, aging well! Deep ruby color and aromas of dark fruit, berries, mint and cedar, with a slight earthy scent. The wine is a blend of 86% Cab Sauv, 9% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot & 1% Cabernet Franc and aged for 20 months in 30% new French oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry & sweet plum with oak and cacao. This full bodied wine finished with notes of tobacco and earthy notes, oak, well balanced with solid tannin structure. Delightful! Great value.

Jun 19th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Had a bottle about 6 mos ago, aging well! Deep ruby color and aromas of dark fruit, berries, mint and cedar, with a slight earthy scent. The wine is a blend of 86% Cab Sauv, 9% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot & 1% Cabernet Franc and aged for 20 months in 30% new French oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry & sweet plum with oak and cacao. This full bodied wine finished with notes of tobacco and earthy notes, oak, well balanced with solid tannin structure. Delightful! Great value.

Had a bottle about 6 mos ago, aging well! Deep ruby color and aromas of dark fruit, berries, mint and cedar, with a slight earthy scent. The wine is a blend of 86% Cab Sauv, 9% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot & 1% Cabernet Franc and aged for 20 months in 30% new French oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry & sweet plum with oak and cacao. This full bodied wine finished with notes of tobacco and earthy notes, oak, well balanced with solid tannin structure. Delightful! Great value.

Apr 3rd, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Hiding it’s age well.

Hiding it’s age well.

Jan 18th, 2020
Joe Lucca

Decent weeknight drinker. The nose shows warm spices and forest floor. The palate is medium bodied, showing mostly crushed red berries, highlighting raspberry and red currant. Some vanilla, blueberry, and cedar mixed in. Really noticeable acidity. Finishes with a pleasant hint of espresso but also a bit of heat.

Decent weeknight drinker. The nose shows warm spices and forest floor. The palate is medium bodied, showing mostly crushed red berries, highlighting raspberry and red currant. Some vanilla, blueberry, and cedar mixed in. Really noticeable acidity. Finishes with a pleasant hint of espresso but also a bit of heat.

Sep 24th, 2019
Hayden B. Oothout

Exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga. Extremely well balanced with everything you would want out of a Napa cab. Slight oak, mild fruit, structural tannins. This wine would pair well with any meal with meat, and pairs wonderfully with Piave cheese. Hold for 5-10 years from vintage.

Exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga. Extremely well balanced with everything you would want out of a Napa cab. Slight oak, mild fruit, structural tannins. This wine would pair well with any meal with meat, and pairs wonderfully with Piave cheese. Hold for 5-10 years from vintage.

Mar 24th, 2019
Jeff Burrows

#notWallaWalla Intense black cherries, soft acidity, fine tannins. Nice fireplace drink #wbc18

#notWallaWalla Intense black cherries, soft acidity, fine tannins. Nice fireplace drink #wbc18

Oct 5th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Enticing deep ruby color and concentrated aromas of dark fruit and cedar. Nice layers of fruit, blackberry & sweet plum with a slight earthy scent. The wine is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% and 7% Cabernet Franc and aged for 20 months in 30% new French oak. This full bodied wine finished with notes of tobacco and earthy notes, muted oak, was well balanced with solid tannin structure. Delightful! Great value.

Enticing deep ruby color and concentrated aromas of dark fruit and cedar. Nice layers of fruit, blackberry & sweet plum with a slight earthy scent. The wine is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% and 7% Cabernet Franc and aged for 20 months in 30% new French oak. This full bodied wine finished with notes of tobacco and earthy notes, muted oak, was well balanced with solid tannin structure. Delightful! Great value.

Sep 16th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Medium purplish ruby red. Solid amount of spices on the nose with some black cherries, forest floor, and red plums. Quite a bit of acidity on the palate with medium to medium plus tannins (6.5/10). Solid body with notes of raspberries, vanilla, a little tart and some espresso too. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2028.

Medium purplish ruby red. Solid amount of spices on the nose with some black cherries, forest floor, and red plums. Quite a bit of acidity on the palate with medium to medium plus tannins (6.5/10). Solid body with notes of raspberries, vanilla, a little tart and some espresso too. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2028.

Nov 16th, 2017
Aaron Means

This might be my favorite vintage of this wine. Most of time this wine seems pretty dark, dense, almost sweet, but this vintage has an upbeat freshness to it that really livens it up.

This might be my favorite vintage of this wine. Most of time this wine seems pretty dark, dense, almost sweet, but this vintage has an upbeat freshness to it that really livens it up.

Oct 1st, 2017
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.7

Fabulous expression loaded with black fruits and soft velvety tannins. This was a Magnum Too! Very approachable and a real crowd pleaser! Wow!! CB

Fabulous expression loaded with black fruits and soft velvety tannins. This was a Magnum Too! Very approachable and a real crowd pleaser! Wow!! CB

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