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Frank Family Vineyards

Frank Family Vineyards Rising nearly 500 feet above the valley floor in the prestigious Rutherford viticultural appellation, Winston Hill is located along the east side of the Napa Valley along the Vaca Mountain range. Winston Hill is located on owner Rich Frank’s personal estate. The soil consists of well-drained, volcanic deposits and sandstone. Due to its southwest exposure, Winston Hill has a high radiant value. Typical warm summer days give way to cool nights with soft mountain breezes. The vineyard has an average rainfall of 24-36 inches per year. Approximately 20 acres of vines were planted on Winston Hill starting in1991. Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary variety, along with small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese. Through site specific vineyard management, several clonal selections are matched with the appropriate rootstocks. Extensive hand labor balances the vine canopy and maintains the yields to produce rich and concentrated wines. Winston Hill produces its namesake wine and the flagship for Frank Family Vineyards along with being the foundation for our Rutherford Reserve and Napa Valley Sangiovese.

Directions
From Highway 29: From St. Helena, head north on Highway 29. Go about 4 miles north of Deer Park Road. Make a right turn on Larkmead Lane and go about a mile to the winery. From the Silverado Trail: Heading north on the Silverado Trail, pass Deer Park Road and proceed north about 4 miles. Make a left turn onto Larkmead Lane. The winery is about a mile down the road on the left.


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1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, CA, US, 94515 Email: tastingroom@frankfamilyvineyards.com
Phone: 707-942-0859 Web: www.frankfamilyvineyards.com
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Products



  Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford Reserve
Our 2002 Rutherford Reserve reveals aromas of violets, cassis, and orange spice on the nose. The palate begins with fresh, ripe blackberry flavors that combine with caramel and cocoa draped in layers of ripe tannins that persist to the long, focused finish. While drinking well now, this wine will benefit from 5-10 years cellaring
  Champagne Blanc de Blancs
A crisp and bone dry champagne made from 100% Napa Valley Chardonnay. Bold and delightfully rich. It has a long dry finish. It would be perfect with appetizers or simply as a cocktail champagne
  Champagne Blanc De Noir
A crisp and bone dry champagne made from 100% Napa Valley Pinot noir. Bold and delightfully rich. It has a long dry finish. It would be perfect with appetizers or simply as a cocktail champagne
  Champagne Rouge
A blend composed predominantly of Pinot Noir with a dash of Chardonnay both grown in Napa Valley, Rouge is a fun, festive, fruit driven champagne. First scents of strawberries and lychee tickle the nose, followed by essence of orange zest and then the sparkling fruit flavors enchant the taste buds.
  Frank Family Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Complex aromas of violet unfold to black fleshed plums then leather. The palate is juicy and well balanced with a muscular tannin framework and lasting finish..
  Frank Family Sangiovese
The 2003 Frank Family Vineyards Sangiovese opens with bright cherry and cranberry fruit aromas together with attractive clove spice and earthiness. The palate shows succulent ripe fruit surrounding tiers of firmly woven tannin finishing with soft delicious fruit flavors.
  Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay
The 2003 Frank Family Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay begins with vibrant aromas of lemon pudding, toasted hazelnuts and vanilla crème brulee surrounding the foundation of ripe Bosc Pear. The palate is boldly rich, balanced by layers of concentrated fruit, with a persistent elegant finish.
  Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay
Frank Family Vineyards 2004 Chardonnay has beautifully ripe aromas of a freshly baked apple pie, old fashioned vanilla cream soda, and roasted almonds. Finely textured, fleshy and smooth on the palate this wine has seamlessly integrated toasty oak and concentrated fruit flavors leading to a long elegant finish.
  Frank Family Vineyards Reserve Champagne
The wine then rested in entirage for an additional three and one half years, then finished with a delicate dosage. Look for aromas of lemon and warm hints of toasted coconut and an elegant lemon meringue finish.
  Frank Family Vineyards Zinfandel Port
The aromas fill up the room with graham cracker, roasted nuts, mocha and molten chocolate. The smells alone make this wine worth experiencing. The mouth continues the super dense, super-rich experience with all elements of the chocolate spectrum and a nutty, salty end, reminiscent more of Madeira than port. The decadence of the wine makes it easy to enjoy and the maple syrup, coffee finish lasts more than a minute.
  Frank Family Zinfandel
Heady aromas of blackberry and spicy black pepper dominate the nose of our 2002 Napa Valley Zinfandel. Luscious and mouth filling fruit flavors combine with ripe, silky tannins on the palate followed by a smooth lingering finish
  Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2001 Rutherford Reserve reveals aromas of violets, cassis, and orange spice on the nose. The palate begins with fresh, ripe blackberry flavors that combine with caramel and cocoa draped in layers of ripe tannins that persist to the long, focused finish. While drinking well now, this wine will benefit from 5-10 years cellaring.
  Winston Hill Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2001 Winston Hill is a rich and generous young wine. Stylishly layered aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, smoky oak, and cigar box lead to flavors of concentrated, juicy dark fruits and mocha that surround the core of silky, velvety tannins and long persistent finish. While drinking well now, this wine will evolve with an additional 7-10 years cellaring.

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