Frank Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Zinfandel

8.921 ratings
8.92 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
Tom Casagrande

Highly-extracted but under control (barely). Nose has scorched earth, spice-spiked maple syrup, hot dusty sandstone, ripe blackberry, roasted fresh green herbs. Ripe on initial entry, then turns tannic and structured with chalky-textured tannin and discernible bitterness on the finish. Needs a big hearty winter stew. (Was a bit overpowering for my puttanesca.)

Highly-extracted but under control (barely). Nose has scorched earth, spice-spiked maple syrup, hot dusty sandstone, ripe blackberry, roasted fresh green herbs. Ripe on initial entry, then turns tannic and structured with chalky-textured tannin and discernible bitterness on the finish. Needs a big hearty winter stew. (Was a bit overpowering for my puttanesca.)

Feb 27th, 2021
Austin Hohnke

Boozy. Luxardo cherries. Vanilla. Clove. Chest warming.

Boozy. Luxardo cherries. Vanilla. Clove. Chest warming.

Oct 4th, 2020
Julia Indik

Lush and thick on the tongue with blackberries, figs and anise. The finish is fairly long as the acidity builds a bit.

Lush and thick on the tongue with blackberries, figs and anise. The finish is fairly long as the acidity builds a bit.

Dec 5th, 2020
Raj Ajrawat

Soft florals with a great body. Hope they're doing okay after the fires.

Soft florals with a great body. Hope they're doing okay after the fires.

Oct 10th, 2020
Skip Smyser

An excellent young Zin. Lovely earthy nose. Great with food.

An excellent young Zin. Lovely earthy nose. Great with food.

May 14th, 2020
David Todd

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

May 10th, 2020
Brandon Nyswaner

Love this!! Great week night vibe

Love this!! Great week night vibe

Apr 16th, 2020
Megan De Zendegui

Beautiful Zin! Not overblown, more of an elegant zin. Subtle pepper/spice notes with bright red raspberry fruits. Balanced with nice acid on the finish. This is a great Zin to drink alone or with many different foods.

Beautiful Zin! Not overblown, more of an elegant zin. Subtle pepper/spice notes with bright red raspberry fruits. Balanced with nice acid on the finish. This is a great Zin to drink alone or with many different foods.

Apr 1st, 2020
Neal Ferry

Berries and More

Berries and More

Feb 19th, 2020
Joe F
7.5

Nose: sweet black cherry, wood, slight tobacco. Taste: cherry, ripe, some black pepper, then overbalanced acidic/alcohol finish, decent tannins, slight bitterness. Not terrible flavors but structure lacking.

Nose: sweet black cherry, wood, slight tobacco. Taste: cherry, ripe, some black pepper, then overbalanced acidic/alcohol finish, decent tannins, slight bitterness. Not terrible flavors but structure lacking.

May 30th, 2019