Winston Hill 2012 Red Blend

Frank Family Vineyards
Napa Valley AVA
94+ Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
93 Points — James Suckling
Rutherford AVA, Napa Valley
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot

94+ Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate – “The 2012 Winston Hill Proprietary Red Blend, which is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, is a pretty serious hombre. Dense ruby/purple in color with notes of crème de cassis, graphite and concentrated black cherries, the wine has good acidity, sweet tannin and a full-bodied mouthfeel. The purity and overall personality and character of the wine are impressive. It is a very youthful, relatively unevolved wine with tremendous upside.”

93-Points, James Suckling – “A red with tension and backbone plus black currant and spice character. Full body, tight tannins and finesse. Mineral too. Best wine from Frank Family Vineyards.”

The Winston Hill Vineyard: Winston Hill is located in the eastern side of the Napa Valley’s Rutherford appellation along the Vaca Mountain range. The hand-terraced vine rows have southwestern exposure and consist of well-drained volcanic and sandstone soils that rise nearly 500 feet from the valley floor.

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