Our Napa Valley collection sources grapes from our four vineyards, and some from our favorite neighbors, including Beckstoffer, Red Barn, Quarry, and Sangiacomo. Our Napa Valley Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir are all aged in French oak barrels, with one-third in new barrels, one-third in once-used barrels, and one-third in twice-used barrels, for balance.
Napa Valley Merlot
2018 Napa Valley
Frank Family’s first vintage of this wine in nearly two decades, this opens with fresh plums that intertwine with coffee and cedar. An effortless mix of blackberries and baking spice, the Merlot is complex and elegant, offering smooth layers of pomegranate and a depth of dark chocolate that carries through the persistent finish.
98 Points, Sunset Magazine
- Varietal Composition85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc
- AppellationNapa Valley
- Harvest DateSeptember 21 - October 19, 2018
- Acid0.60 g/100ml
- PH3.55 pH
- Alcohol %14.5%
“Classic, the model citizen of Merlot. Very nice balance and pretty."
Tartine is French for “open faced sandwich.” This classic tartine delivers delicious umami flavor which can be difficult to pair with the tannins in a Cabernet but are perfectly matched with the silky tannins in Frank Family’s Napa Valley Merlot.
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