• Frank Family Petite Sirah 2014 93

    Frank Family Petite Sirah 2014

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    93pts International Wine Review

    "This is an outstanding effort in a warm vintage as well as an exceptional value by Frank Family." ~ International Wine Report

    You'll want to grab a hold of this opportunity with two hands winelovers! This Frank Family Petite Sirah comes from the world class vineyard in Napa Valley, and is one of their lesser known wines, but stunning nonetheless. It's beautifully dense, loaded with deep, dark berry fruit, solid tannins, and layers upon layers of flavor. The icing on your wine cake? The price of this bottle is a tiny fraction of what a Frank Family red typically fetches. You're welcome.

    International Wine Report: "The 2014 Petite Sirah from Frank Family Vineyards is inky and brooding, and needs more than an hour in the decanter to settle. Once aroused, it opens with a rich, decadent nose of boysenberry liquor, blueberry compote and milk chocolate. The structure and richness is really inviting, as the dense mouthfeel coats the mid-palate. Blackberry cobbler, dark chocolate shavings and roasted fig flavors continue to impress. This is an outstanding effort in a warm vintage as well as an exceptional value by Frank Family. Drink 2018-2028." Jan 2018

    Winery: "Our Benjamin Vineyard is located east of Conn Creek Road in the heart of the Rutherford AVA. Purchased by the Franks in 2012, the 87 acre parcel was formerly known as the Wood Ranch and belonged to Frank “Laurie” Wood, whose family had farmed the property for three generations. Today it is named Benjamin  for Richand and Leslie Frank’s youngest grandson. The majority of the 70 planted acres are dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Zinfandel. The vineyard’s location on the valley floor exposes it to long hours of sunshine and cool, breezy nights, allowing  for slow and steady grape maturation. It is composed of gravelly loam soil as a result of sediment from the Conn Creek and Napa River which flowed through the region thousands of years ago. The S&J Vineyard is made up of 206 acres of land located east of the Vaca Mountains in Napa’s Capel Valley. Purchased in 2000, it is named for Daryl Frank’s children, Stella and Jeremy, and is planted to 58 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, along with 9 acres of Petite Sirah and 9 acres of Zinfandel. The soils are fertile, well-drained and clay-loam based."

    Trade Notes: "Taste: jam, dark berry fruit, high tannin and black pepper. Nose: spice, currant, blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry and jam."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork                                           
    Varietal 100% Petite Sirah; 60% Benjamin Vineyard, 40% S & J Vineyard
    Alcohol 
    14.5%
    Total Acidity  .61g/100ml
    pH 3.59
    Aging 20 months in 33% new French oak, 67% once and twice-filled French oak barrels                                     
    Region Napa Valley, California
    Production Limited at 1,000 dozen