Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve  2018 750ml
SKU: 6372

Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve 2018

  • ws95
  • jd94+
  • wa93+
  • v92

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley, Rutherford
Brand Frank Family
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Wine Spectator Top 100 Of 2023 Rank 61

Wine Spectator
  • ws95

A broad, well-structured version, with a serious core of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry paste flavors that meld steadily with melted black licorice, alder and warm earth hints. Reveals subtle violet and black tea nuances that hang in the background, staying fine-grained through the rich finish. A big wine, with nice poise. Best from 2024 through 2038. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 2,300 cases made.

October 15, 2023
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94+

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.

January 27, 2021
Wine Advocate
  • wa93+

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.

November 5, 2020
  • v92

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is loaded with inky dark fruit, lavender, spice, new leather, licorice and mocha. Even with all of its flavor intensity, the 2018 remains light on its feet and easy to enjoy young.

February 2021

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