Our Reserve collection includes only small-batch, single-vineyard wines, ranging from 300 cases to 3,000, sourced from our Winston Hill, Lewis, S&J, and Benjamin Vineyards. We also seek out some of the best single-vineyard sites in Napa Valley and have been known to make incredibly unique Cabernets, Pinot Noirs, and other blends from these exquisite sites.
RHF Cabernet Sauvignon
A bold and complex wine from the heart of Napa Valley, the RHF Cabernet Sauvignon is named in honor of Frank Family Founder, Richard Harvey Frank. Aromas of boysenberry, oak notes, and dried pepper greet the nose while flavors of black currant, fresh blackberry and dusty earth linger on the palate.
94 Points, James Suckling
94 Points, Owen Bargreen
- Varietal Composition95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
- Harvest DateOctober 11 - 25, 2019
- Acid0.61 g/100ml TA
- PH3.70 pH
- Alcohol %14.5%
"Lots of berry, sweet tobacco and hints of milk chocolate on both the nose and palate. Wet earth and mushroom, too. Medium to full body. Solid length. Firm and fine tannins at the end. Drinkable now, but this will age very nicely."
"This is a glorious effort from a great vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon...Finishing long with minerals and plush black fruits, this is a beautiful wine that shows nice elegance and aging potential."
We wanted to create something special and I thought what is more special than Richard H. Frank? All of our vineyards are named after our grandchildren and our dogs, so it was time to have a wine named after the man who started it all.
The story of Frank Family Vineyards began almost by accident. It was the late 1980s and Rich was in the middle of his 10-year term as the President of Disney Studios. Rich's life in LA was demanding and he was searching for a place he could escape to. He needed a place close enough but one that felt worlds away. Napa Valley was calling.
After a few years of traveling to Napa Valley, an opportunity presented itself. There was a 1930s Tudor home on a hillside vineyard for sale in Rutherford. The views were unparalleled, the house was stunning. Rich knew instantly this was the perfect spot for his Napa getaway. But fate had other plans for him, or so it seemed. A more attractive offer was accepted, and Rich knew he lost something special.
Months had gone by and he agonized over what he had lost. Then late one night, Rich received an unexpected call letting him know that the Rutherford property had fallen out of escrow. This time he was not going to lose it.
The land and the vineyards became known as Winston Hill, named for Rich's English Springer Spaniel, Winston, who loved running through the vines, chasing birds and protecting the crop. Now almost 30 years later, Winston Hill is Rich and Leslie’s permanent home. It is also the heart of our Cabernet program at Frank Family Vineyards and is the birthplace of the newest wine in the Frank Family collection, the RHF Cabernet Sauvignon.
This tender, juicy beef rib roast packs a lot of flavor and pairs exquisitely with Frank Family’s well-structured RHF Cabernet Sauvignon. This bold, Rutherford-designated wine cuts through the fat of the meat and also stands up, flavor-wise, to the delicious, savory flavors imparted during roasting.
With the spicy, gamey, and long-simmered flavors of this chili, any of Frank Family’s Cabernet Sauvignons are a natural companion, such as the RHF Cab. The wine’s bold black and red fruit tones balance the weight of the meat, and its secondary flavors and savory undertones further highlight the spice of the chili.
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