Frank Family Vineyards 'Patriarch' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2013
95 Points Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Patriarch (I believe this is the first time I’ve tasted this wine) is an homage to the founder of Frank Family Vineyards who is 99 years of age, and had quite a life as indicated by the back label. I highly recommend reading the label should you buy a bottle. The wine itself is beautiful, with a dense ruby/purple color, loads of crème de cassis, blackberry fruit, a gentle touch of toasty oak, and a full-bodied mouthfeel, but with freshness, purity and overall elegance and delicacy. This is a beauty and should continue to evolve for another 20-25 years.