2013 Frank Family Vineyards Winston Hill Red Rutherford California USA
Winston Hill exudes aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, cinnamon, clove, chocolate, vanilla bean, bacon fat and graphite. The wine vibrates with life with an energy that builds throughout the palate, refusing to die on the finish. It is impeccably structured and balanced.
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Winston Hill, which comes from a 25-acre parcel on their larger estate was named after their English Springer Spaniel who is pictured on the label. The wine was aged 21 months in 75% new French oak, and is a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The color is a deep ruby purple, and the wine reveals beautiful pure creme de cassis, black raspberry fruit, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. It has wonderful elegance combined with intensity, power and authority. This is a beauty, and a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 25-30 years.
Rated 96 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate