2014 Frank Family 'Winston Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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The deep purple color tempts you to dive in and rewards the bold with an energy that builds through the palate in layer upon layer of blackcurrant and black cherry, integrated oak, and a voluptuous texture. Acidity, alcohol and tannin are seamlessly integrated in this impeccably structured and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a wine that grabs ahold and won’t let go, with a finish that lingers like a welcome guest on the front porch.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Todd Graff
Vintage:
2014
Aging:
21 months
Oak Treatment:
75% new French Oak and 25% once-filled French oak barrels
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Rutherford
Vineyard:
Winston Hill
Total Varietal Composition %:
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1043230
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Advocate

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Winston Hill is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. This vineyard can actually be seen adjacent to the Silverado Trail. A glorious example of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has a dense purple color, seamless integration of acidity, alcohol and tannin, remarkable levels of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, judiciously integrated oak, and a voluptuous texture and long finish of close to 50 seconds.

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Vinous

Powerful, ample and rich on the palate, Rich Frank's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Winston Hill is super-impressive. Dark raspberry jam, wild flowers, mocha and sweet spices all take shape in an exceptionally beautiful, sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 is super-ripe, dense and flamboyant. It is also one of the best wines I have ever tasted from the estate.