Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 31267
Tasting Notes: This wine appears rich, opaque ruby in the glass, with matching rich aromas of créme de cassis, fresh espresso, vanilla bean, and ripe blackberry. Toasty, spicy notes of cedar come through as well. On the palate, the wine offers ﬂavors of blackberry, raspberry, black cherry, and cocoa powder, and has a soft yet ﬁrm tannic structure, with subtly gripping tannins that beg for grilled meats. The ﬁnish is long and expressive, with spiced fruit ﬂavors lingering endlessly.
Vineyards: S&J Vineyard is made up of 206 acres of land located east of the Vaca Mountain range in Napa’s Capell Valley. Purchased in 2000, it is named for Darryl Frank’s children, Stella and Jeremy, and is planted to 58 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, along with 9 acres of Petite Sirah and 9 acres of Zinfandel. The soils are fertile, well-drained and clay loam-based, reminiscent of the Rutherford Bench.
The Benjamin Vineyard is located east of Conn Creek Road in the heart of the Rutherford AVA. Purchased by Rich Frank in 2012, the 87-acre parcel was formerly known as Wood Ranch was renamed for Paul Frank’s son, and is planted with 50 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 8 acres of Petit Verdot, and 2 acres each of Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The vineyard is composed of gravelly loam soil as a result of sediment from the Conn Creek and Napa River which ﬂowed through the region thousands of years ago.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 86% Cabernet, 9% Merlot, 4% Petite Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
APPELLATION 100% Napa Valley
COOPERAGE 20 months in 33% new and 67% once and twice-ﬁlled French oak barrels.
HARVEST DATE September 20th - October 22nd, 2015
ACID 0.66 g/100ml
ALCOHOL 14.5% CASES 25,000
PROPRIETORS Rich & Leslie Frank
WINEMAKER Todd Graff
Big Bold Cab! - Title says it all...It's excellent
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