Frank Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1130 ratings
9.011 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
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

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.

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.

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2019
Adam Long

Smoky, rich and deep velvety notes of dark cherry. Absolutely delicious. Bottle not provided by hotel, but great for a special occasion.

Smoky, rich and deep velvety notes of dark cherry. Absolutely delicious. Bottle not provided by hotel, but great for a special occasion.

Dec 3rd, 2020
Dave Chambers

Frank Family wine dinner with Rich and Leslie Frank tonight via zoom.

Frank Family wine dinner with Rich and Leslie Frank tonight via zoom.

Nov 20th, 2020
Matt Harwood

Typical Cab, not worth the price.

Typical Cab, not worth the price.

Nov 5th, 2020
James K

Took a looong time to open. Once it did it was classic Napa cab. Excellent earth/chocolate after >4 hours. Still, there’s a plushness lacking. Very good, but we liked the recent BV tapestry we had better. Open to other user’s opinions.

Took a looong time to open. Once it did it was classic Napa cab. Excellent earth/chocolate after >4 hours. Still, there’s a plushness lacking. Very good, but we liked the recent BV tapestry we had better. Open to other user’s opinions.

Oct 10th, 2020