2016 Carneros


A striking crimson red, the 2016 Rouge is a unique showstopper with lively aromas of bing cherry and rose petal. Bright flavors of ripe cranberry greet the palate, rounded out by hints of nutmeg and a creamy vanilla sensation for a lingering finish. Like all Frank Family sparkling wines, our Rouge is created using the méthode champenoise whereby the secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle. The beautiful ruby hue of this wine comes from leaving the Pinot Noir juice in contact with the grape skins for a brief period of time.

2016 Rouge
  • Vintage2016
  • Wine TypeSparkling Wine
  • Varietal Composition73% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Harvest DateAugust 12, 2016
  • Acid0.69 g/100ml TA
  • PH3.28 pH
  • Alcohol %12
A bottle of sparkling wine sits in front of two books about wine


Our sparkling wines are sourced from vineyards in Carneros, undergoing a special process that takes about five years from vineyard to consumer. With four styles, Sparkling is the smallest of our collections and can be found in our tasting room, through our web store, as part of our wine club, and by very few select retailers.