Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Winston Hill 2009

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Closed on the nose and a bit inky with slow to emerge black raspberry, currant and pomegranate aromas tinged with a hint of violet and some sweet g... Read more

The reticent nose starts off quite dusty and really tight though develops a jammy hard candy blackberry edge with nuanced ripe green pepper, smolde... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Winston Hill

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065202,073
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/16/2012

Closed on the nose and a bit inky with slow to emerge black raspberry, currant and pomegranate aromas tinged with a hint of violet and some sweet gum tree notes. A bit thick in the mouth but not heavy, this is kind of silky with rich, lush fruit. There’s enough acid to keep this bright, lending the fruit a touch of a raspberry coulis cast. The tannins are very well managed, keeping this rich yet approachable and letting the toasty, raspberry rugelach flavors ooze over the palate. The finish shows nice shavings of bitter chocolate and wood spice accenting the fruit. Fairly long and a touch sticky on the finale with cinnamon and blueberry grace notes. Culty kind of flavors and feel. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065202,073
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/22/2008

The reticent nose starts off quite dusty and really tight though develops a jammy hard candy blackberry edge with nuanced ripe green pepper, smoldering herbs, cigar ash and moist dark earth notes rounding out the nose. The sweet attack is backed up by dense, rich fruit yet is not forced feeling. Across the mid-palate there is plenty of structure, and while the wine is fairly tight today there is a lot to like from the melange of fresh cassis fruit and dried wild blackberry tones to the wine’s spice, mint, vanilla and green herbal top notes. Lovely mouthfeel and finish with its cocoa dusted, meaty nuances. Needs 12-18months for the structural elements to fully harmonize. 2011-2020 92pts


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Snooth User: LCLindley
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/25/2009

I thought I was getting out of the tasting room without buying a bottle. And then they served me this.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,415
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/01/2009

Tasted this wine at the Snooth Panel tasting: First wine of the second flight. My favourite wine of this flight. Nice balanced wine with good tannin structure and some spice. Good fruit, mouth feel and consistency.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/22/2008

My pick of the blind tasting - a fantastic wine, very soft, supple, elegant and smooth. Clearly a blend (with some merlot?). Very very nice. Sweet fruit, with some green bell pepper tones which balances it out. Overall I think this was the top, or 2nd to top wine between the 8 of us for the tasting Tasted at the Snooth PTP California Cab blind tasting: http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/snooth-ptp-california-cabernet


Snooth User: jcintex
1847328
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/23/2009

Very smooth- I have found Frank Family wines to be universally good.


Snooth User: M International
2725974
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/07/2009

I am a french Canadian and I love good wine. A friend from the state brought a botlle of Cabarnet Sauvignon 2005 as a gift. I usually drink French Grand Cru wine. I was very impress. It has a the nice aroma and texture. This is an excellent wine, to bad we don't have it here in Quebec.


Snooth User: Tyler8
19838413
5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 06/14/2009

Best bottle of wine I have ever tasted. One left of three. Complex and very long finish.


External Reviews for Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Winston Hill

External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
01/16/2014

Frank Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is inky, dark garnet in color. The Frank Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with savory notes of leather, spice and cedar that play nicely with the aromas of black cherries simmered in brown sugar. Let's be Frank, you can't go wrong with this Cab.Enjoy with a filet mingnon! Frank Family Vineyard's Website


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/17/2013

Rich dark garnet in color, the 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with savory notes of leather, spice and cedar that play nicely with the aromas of black cherries simmered in brown sugar. Enjoy with a filet mingnon! Frank Family Vineyard's Website


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Juicy red berries, crushed flowers, cloves and a hint of French oak all come together nicely in the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. A gracious, mid-weight wine, the 2009 should drink well pretty much upon release. Sweet floral notes reappear to frame the feminine, expressive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2019.


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Rich dark garnet in color, the 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with savory notes of leather, spice and cedar that play nicely with the aromas of black cherries simmered in brown sugar. Enjoy with a filet mingnon! Frank Family Vineyard's Website


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Youthful purple color. Spice-accented aromas of cherry, cassis and pipe tobacco, with suave vanilla and Indian spice nuances adding complexity. Offers an array of dark fruit flavors brightened by a sexy floral note and gentle acidity. Smooth and smoky on the persistent finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 03/24/2009

The 2005 Frank Family Vineyard�s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exposes its depth immediately with its dense dark purple color. The aromas are bountiful, brimming with juicy brambleberries and ripe black cherries that are laced with notes of smoke and roasted espresso and followed by hints of tobacco, earth and cedar. The palate is opulent and intense, bursting with ripe blackberries and currants, with just a touch of sage. The rich fruit is balanced with complex tannins providing a plush, yet firm mouthfeel that is round and supple with lasting depth.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe Frank Family Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exposes its depth immediately with its dense dark purple color. The aromas are bountiful, brimming with juicy brambleberries and ripe black cherries that are laced with notes of smoke and roasted espresso and followed by hints of tobacco, earth and cedar. The palate is opulent and intense, bursting with ripe blackberries and currants, with just a touch of sage. The rich fruit is balanced with complex tannins providing a plush, yet firm mouthfeel that is round and supple with lasting depth.


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