Frank Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1444 ratings
9.128 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
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

2 people found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2015
Matt Sterr

Fresh, bright fruit on the nose. About 1/3 new oak. Light, fine-grained tannins. Lengthy finish.

Fresh, bright fruit on the nose. About 1/3 new oak. Light, fine-grained tannins. Lengthy finish.

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2016
Hilary McCown

If anyone ever questions Napa Cab, this is one bottle to convert them. Loads of blackberry and tannin, even days after opening. Lush but structured.

If anyone ever questions Napa Cab, this is one bottle to convert them. Loads of blackberry and tannin, even days after opening. Lush but structured.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2016
Matt Sterr

One of the largest landowners in Napa here. Very Napa-centric, focused, dark fruited and mildly tannic. Outstanding and certainly a good vintage for this wine.

One of the largest landowners in Napa here. Very Napa-centric, focused, dark fruited and mildly tannic. Outstanding and certainly a good vintage for this wine.

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2015
Bryant Bickel

Just a big softy like grandpa w/ his cash around a grand kid, this sucker is the softer side of sears. It's good and all, but I like to slapped around still especially in a ripe year.

Just a big softy like grandpa w/ his cash around a grand kid, this sucker is the softer side of sears. It's good and all, but I like to slapped around still especially in a ripe year.

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2015
Gregory Fulchiero

More austere and edgy than I predicted

More austere and edgy than I predicted

Sep 25th, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.0

Spicy cherry pie on the nose. [What, that's not a thing? Whatever, that's what it smells like]. I actually like this wine a little bit more than some reviewers. It's not amazing, but I'm digging the spice characteristics. Medium bodied California Cab with a nice lingering finish

Spicy cherry pie on the nose. [What, that's not a thing? Whatever, that's what it smells like]. I actually like this wine a little bit more than some reviewers. It's not amazing, but I'm digging the spice characteristics. Medium bodied California Cab with a nice lingering finish

Jan 16th, 2016
David L

Please try the 10'

Please try the 10'

Sep 23rd, 2015
Rebecca Fletcher

2012 vintage. Red fruit, violet and done spice. The finish was a bit short.

2012 vintage. Red fruit, violet and done spice. The finish was a bit short.

Aug 9th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.1

Not as much oak as I was expecting, but tons of juice-like fruit. I wonder if they micro-oxidize? This is a wine that lacks risk, but is a safe bet if you don't care about terroir.

Not as much oak as I was expecting, but tons of juice-like fruit. I wonder if they micro-oxidize? This is a wine that lacks risk, but is a safe bet if you don't care about terroir.

Jul 22nd, 2015