Frank Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.0478 ratings
8.840 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

This is a very sophisticated Zin. Sophisticated as in raised-on-classical-but-moved-to-big-city-and-got-into-BillieEilish-but-go- waltzing-for-fun way. Shall I be textbook? Let’s.
Eye: medium ruby red thick big ol’ tears
Nose: leaps out! Licorice red/blue/black fruit but mostly like stewed dried cranberries and spice and vanilla bean
Tongue (mine) dry, medium acid, medium plush ripe tannins, high booze level (checking to see if I was correct)ohhhh 14.8! So yeah high abv.
Body is medium plus. Intensity medium plus. It’s all ripe and raisined purple plum, black cherries, blackberries and all of these fruits are dried and ripe plus a handful of blueberries and a slosh of vanilla bean liqueur and some allspice or even...velvet falernum. Finish is medium plus.
This is a Zin I want in my life forevs

This is a very sophisticated Zin. Sophisticated as in raised-on-classical-but-moved-to-big-city-and-got-into-BillieEilish-but-go- waltzing-for-fun way. Shall I be textbook? Let’s.
Eye: medium ruby red thick big ol’ tears
Nose: leaps out! Licorice red/blue/black fruit but mostly like stewed dried cranberries and spice and vanilla bean
Tongue (mine) dry, medium acid, medium plush ripe tannins, high booze level (checking to see if I was correct)ohhhh 14.8! So yeah high abv.
Body is medium plus. Intensity medium plus. It’s all ripe and raisined purple plum, black cherries, blackberries and all of these fruits are dried and ripe plus a handful of blueberries and a slosh of vanilla bean liqueur and some allspice or even...velvet falernum. Finish is medium plus.
This is a Zin I want in my life forevs

Aug 10th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Big, jammy, raisins, very high alcohol and moderate- acidity. All dried, concentrated black and red fruits. Syrup like. Not my style but well made.

Big, jammy, raisins, very high alcohol and moderate- acidity. All dried, concentrated black and red fruits. Syrup like. Not my style but well made.

Oct 13th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Great Zinfandel for National Zinfandel Day tomorrow.
Medium purplish ruby red. Nose is layered with mint, plums, dark cocoa, pepper, a little cinnamon and some cherries. More spices as it airs. Medium tannins (5/10) and dry medium body. Rounded palate with bramble berries, plums, herbal, tobacco and some twigs. Not too jammy either. Medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2022.

Great Zinfandel for National Zinfandel Day tomorrow.
Medium purplish ruby red. Nose is layered with mint, plums, dark cocoa, pepper, a little cinnamon and some cherries. More spices as it airs. Medium tannins (5/10) and dry medium body. Rounded palate with bramble berries, plums, herbal, tobacco and some twigs. Not too jammy either. Medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2022.

2 people found it helpfulNov 14th, 2017
Chris Danner

Not a big red zin fan in general, but this works on a chill out thursday. 8.8 points.

Not a big red zin fan in general, but this works on a chill out thursday. 8.8 points.

2 people found it helpfulApr 16th, 2015
DAL 9000

Fruity upfront. Soft berries in the middle with a touch of anise spice. Very little peppery taste for a zin.

Fruity upfront. Soft berries in the middle with a touch of anise spice. Very little peppery taste for a zin.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
Justin Barbour

Floral and fig notes. A smooth, mellow middle. Well blended and non confrontational. The kind if wine you enjoy but don't have to think about. It sits a little heavy on the tongue, a bit richer than most Zins, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Floral and fig notes. A smooth, mellow middle. Well blended and non confrontational. The kind if wine you enjoy but don't have to think about. It sits a little heavy on the tongue, a bit richer than most Zins, but thoroughly enjoyable.

2 people found it helpfulSep 29th, 2013
Raymond Tosti

Wow! Frank Family is always consistent. This Zin has nice fruit, it's well balanced and the right amount of tannins.

Wow! Frank Family is always consistent. This Zin has nice fruit, it's well balanced and the right amount of tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2015
Maddie Gregory

It's never too late for birthday wine :) Thanks, dad!

It's never too late for birthday wine :) Thanks, dad!

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2014
Michelle Hagen

Love Frank Family wines! An acidic smell with ripe berries. Could last many years with the great tannins but still great to experience now. Ripe berries will only ripen with age. Slight tobacco too! Happy graduation Emily! A great one!

Love Frank Family wines! An acidic smell with ripe berries. Could last many years with the great tannins but still great to experience now. Ripe berries will only ripen with age. Slight tobacco too! Happy graduation Emily! A great one!

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2013
Thomas Bates

This style of Zin really hits me right in the pleasure zone - hugely ripe, brimming with massive dark berry flavor, and enough sweetness to push this wine right to the edge of over-the-top, but not allow it to make that oh too common plunge. Pair this with nothing! Or maybe with a second glass?

This style of Zin really hits me right in the pleasure zone - hugely ripe, brimming with massive dark berry flavor, and enough sweetness to push this wine right to the edge of over-the-top, but not allow it to make that oh too common plunge. Pair this with nothing! Or maybe with a second glass?

1 person found it helpfulApr 1st, 2013