Patriarch

2014 Rutherford

$225

This bold Cabernet has an intense deep purple coloring, leading with powerful notes of blackberries, vanilla, and nutmeg. Plush and full-bodied on the palate with seamless and well-integrated tannins, this wine has generous flavors of dark chocolate, blackberries, crème de cassis, and extraordinary length.

  • Vintage2014
  • Wine TypeCabernet Sauvignon
  • VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
  • Varietal Composition100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • AppellationRutherford
  • Harvest DateSeptember 22 and 23
  • Acid0.64 g/100ml TA
  • PH3.65 pH
  • Alcohol %14.5%

I worked for my dad’s company on the weekends in high school, and the other guys always said I had it easy because my shift started at 5:30 in the morning. They all started their day at 3:30 am.

Born in Brooklyn in 1916, Hy Frank pursued a career as a minor league baseball player, hoping to join the Dodgers on Ebbets Field one day, before the call to serve his country ended that dream. Enlisting in the War effort in 1942, when his son Rich was just ten months old, Hy served and an infantryman and medical supply driver in France until his return after the war’s end in 1947. Upon returning to New York, Hy found work as a butcher, and eventually opened his own meatpacking company Heide Meat Co. with his friend Gus in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Hy’s company serviced the restaurants and local grocery stores in New York City for over 30 years.

Hy Frank’s determination, work ethic and commitment to family lay the foundation that Rich and Leslie Frank have built their winery on, and with this very special Cabernet, we not only honor the memory of one special man, the Patriarch of the Frank Family, but we honor the notion that those who have come before us, and who have struggled against adversity; who have sacrificed so we may have a better life, and enjoy the freedom we have; those men and women are all our Patriarchs and Matriarchs. Let us honor them always.

Reserve

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, Pinots, and blends from these exquisite sites.