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Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon Patriarch 2019


We were very fortunate to be able to snag this exclusive offer from one of the most trusted names in Napa Cab.

This is the flagship Cabernet Sauvginon bottling by the Frank Family Vineyards and is named as a tribute to Rich’s father, Hy Frank. The Frank Family has been a staple in the valley for over 100 years now. Hy was the true patriarch of this great winemaking project and the inspiration behind its beginnings. It’s always the most structured, age-worthy and dominant Cabernet, but it’s truly one to behold in the 2019 vintage especially.

This is tied for the highest this wine has ever been rated, equaling the lofty number from the heralded 2012 vintage. There’s so much to this Cabernet Sauvignon that makes it a very special wine to lay down for the next quarter to half century to come. Wine Advocate noted that it “leaps with vivacious scents of ripe blackberries, crème de cassis and boysenberries, plus nuances of chocolate mint, charcuterie and underbrush.” They also gave it a whopping 98-point score. That’s pretty spot on from my own tasting – plus I’d mention the incredibly silky, elegant structure of the wine with impeccable balance and no hard edges even at this very early stage in its wine life cycle.

“Year after year Frank Family Vineyards is one of the great overall lineups of wine that you will taste in the Napa Valley, first founded back in 1992 by Rich and Leslie Frank… The best wine that I tasted was the outrageously good 2019 Frank Family Vineyards ‘Patriarch’ Red Wine (OB, 97) which is dense, chewy and will shine on for decades to come.”
-Owen Bargreen

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98 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Patriarch leaps with vivacious scents of ripe blackberries, crème de cassis and boysenberries, plus nuances of chocolate mint, charcuterie and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has vibrant black fruits with exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with loads of mineral and floral layers.

96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Patriarch is similar to the Winston Hill release, yet perhaps a bigger wine. Notes of fresh plums, blueberries, spice, and tobacco leaf define the nose, and it picks up more bouquet and bay leaf nuances, as well as some chocolaty oak, with air. Beautiful on the palate, it has silky tannins, a great mid-palate, and just about flawless balance. It’s going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age, and I have no doubt it will be drinking beautifully in 20 years or more. There are a scant 500 cases produced.


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