Frank Family Vineyards Reserve Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$85

Frank Family is one of the new blue-chip Cabernet producers in Napa Valley. Founded by Rich Frank and Koerner Rombauer, their small-production wines are emerging as some of the most sought after in the valley. Try the rare Frank Family Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon while it lasts! 94 Points Robert Parker: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, aged 20 months in 50% new French oak. This has a more saturated purple color, a glorious extract and richness, built with a solid inner core of essence that is pure, dark and impressive. Some dusty/loamy undertones are present, but the dark blackberry and cassis fruit dominate this full-bodied beauty. It still has tannins to shed, but this wine should hit its peak in another 5-7 years and last a quarter-century or more."

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Ratings on Delectable

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Owned by Richard Frank and Koerner Rombauer. Got a taste via Corvin. A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot, aged for almost 2 years in French oak (50%new) with aromas of dark berry fruits, sweet spice and cedar. Flavors of blackberry and cherry, pure velvet, with vanilla, oak and leather notes. Dusty tannins on lingering finish ending with espresso tones. Has room to age. Tasting Sample.

Owned by Richard Frank and Koerner Rombauer. Got a taste via Corvin. A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot, aged for almost 2 years in French oak (50%new) with aromas of dark berry fruits, sweet spice and cedar. Flavors of blackberry and cherry, pure velvet, with vanilla, oak and leather notes. Dusty tannins on lingering finish ending with espresso tones. Has room to age. Tasting Sample.

9.4

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

Fat and fruity up front with earth, dust, graphite, and chewy tannins on the finish.

Fat and fruity up front with earth, dust, graphite, and chewy tannins on the finish.

9.0

Ryan Mayes

Beautiful, full-bodied reserve cab from Frank Family. This is quite a big step up from their regular cab. Despite a somewhat restrained nose, lovely fruit and tropical flavors on the palette. Solid structure. A Bordeaux-like Napa cab.

Beautiful, full-bodied reserve cab from Frank Family. This is quite a big step up from their regular cab. Despite a somewhat restrained nose, lovely fruit and tropical flavors on the palette. Solid structure. A Bordeaux-like Napa cab.

9.3

Robert Stackowiak

Let it breathe a bit - assumes Rutherford style Cab you’ll find wonderful. January 2018.

Let it breathe a bit - assumes Rutherford style Cab you’ll find wonderful. January 2018.

9.2

Bacchus Trip

Dark ruby, sweet fruit and mineral aromas, round and silky with blue, red and black fruits giving way to a long finish with menthol aromas dancing on your palette.

Dark ruby, sweet fruit and mineral aromas, round and silky with blue, red and black fruits giving way to a long finish with menthol aromas dancing on your palette.

9.5

Jason and Jennie

Napa day with the tasting room staff.

Napa day with the tasting room staff.

9.4

Tyler Griffin

Boom!

Boom!

9.0

eagle_eye

Very enjoyable all around solid Napa Cab. Very pleasant, but not memorable. Definitely would have it again. Some what muddled I guess, maybe need to let it open up some more.

Very enjoyable all around solid Napa Cab. Very pleasant, but not memorable. Definitely would have it again. Some what muddled I guess, maybe need to let it open up some more.

8.7

Albert Chee

Got it at Frank Family vineyard when visiting Napa! Great wine! Bold, fruitful and strong flavors that hit every part of the tongue!

Got it at Frank Family vineyard when visiting Napa! Great wine! Bold, fruitful and strong flavors that hit every part of the tongue!

10

Kristin Merck

We let it decant for over an hour and it was very smooth and a bit fruitful and a tad earthy. Had with filet mignon and blackberry reduction

We let it decant for over an hour and it was very smooth and a bit fruitful and a tad earthy. Had with filet mignon and blackberry reduction

9.0

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