Frank Family Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ML
Frank Family RHF Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ML
Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
Notes from the Winemaker
Named in honor of Richard Harvey Frank, this Cabernet sees small additions of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. It is soft and supple, with currant and blackberries at its core. A mix of cinnamon and dark chocolate play well against its savory components of dried herb and dusty earth.
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Reviews and Accolades
94 Points/Jeb Dunnuck
Largely in the same style, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve reminds me of a top Pauillac with its darker blackcurrant fruit as well as notes of lead pencil, crushed stone, cedar, and smoked tobacco. Rich and full-bodied, it has wonderful purity of fruit and the balance and structure to evolve for two decades.
93 Points/Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Blended of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petite Verdot and 2% Merlot, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve struts confidently out of the glass with notions of stewed black cherries, mulberries, fresh blackcurrants and crushed blackberries with wafts of bouquet garni, tobacco leaf, dusty soil and tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with crunchy black fruit and earthy layers, framed by firm, grainy tannins and bags of freshness, finishing with a compelling herbal lift.