It’s that time again!!! This Saturday and the next we are pouring the illustrious wines from FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS. It’s been over a year since we last tasted these gems, so here is your chance to score BIG and STOCK UP! Frank Family has been one of the most solid and consistent wineries over the years by producing wines that are just flat-out DELICIOUS. Way back when in my burgeoning wine career, Frank Family Winery was one of my first stops in the Napa Valley and from then on I’ve been hooked. Perhaps it was because I was in industry, but I got to personally taste through several wines with owner Rich Frank. WOW! What a cool experience! Since then, I’ve always been a fan and have recommended that people check them out. Here’s the kicker though: Frank Family now charges $30 per person to taste their wines…CV Wine Clubbers get to taste them for FREE! Plus, you don’t have to make the trek to Napa. Saturday Tastings start at 1 P.M. and end at 4 P.M. So, here is the lineup and we’ll see you then: (please remember two-person maximum per wine club membership, no guests)


2014 Frank Family Chardonnay (Carneros)

$34.95/bottle or $28.50/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes: “The 2014 Chardonnay has a pale yellow straw color. Aromas of white flowers, stone fruit, lemon zest and a hint of vanilla, lead to a rich and enveloping palate of lychee fruit and toasted almonds, with bright, mouth-watering acidity.”




FFZinNapaValley2013.1230142013 Frank Family Zinfandel (Napa Valley)

$34.95/bottle or $28.50/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes: 84% zinfandel, 14% petite sirah, 2% cabernet sauvignon “The 2013 Napa Valley Zinfandel has a deep scarlet hue. On the nose, the wine has a savory quality of pepper, leather, brambly fruit and dried orange rind. This vibrant, medium-bodied Zinfandel has a silky and enveloping mouthfeel, offering abundant notes of red raspberries and dark berries, and a long, layered finish.”





2013 Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

$52.50/bottle – $44.95/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes: 80% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, 3% petit verdot

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has an enticing nose of blackberries, bay leaf and graphite; on the palate the wine is full bodied, and reminiscent of cocoa-dusted dark chocolate truffles, cloves and blackberries.”

Wine Advocate Notes: 91 Points “A beautiful elegance can be found in the 2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged 20 months in one-third new French oak. This is a good value for a Napa Cabernet. The color is a healthy dark ruby purple, the wine offers up beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit and is suggestive of a high-class Pomerol. The oak is pushed way to the background and the wine is medium to full-bodied with supple tannins and a long finish. Drinkable now, it should continue to evolve gracefully and hopefully even improve over the next 10 to 15 years.”


FFPS.1209292013 Frank Family Petite Sirah (Napa Valley)

$34.95/bottle – $28.50/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes: “The Napa Valley Petite Sirah has a rich purple color in the glass. Aromas of baked blackberries, plums, and blueberries burst from the glass. On the palate, mild flavors of vanilla and leather combine and envelop tart blackberry flavors. The full bodied wine contains silky, drying tannins which lead to a long finish.”

Wine Spectator Notes: 92 Points “Juicy, with generous blackberry and plum flavors that crescendo into a harmonious mix of vanilla, espresso, cinnamon and cigar box notes. Aromatic and intense on the finish, with firm tannins in the background. Drink now through 2026. 1,000 cases made.” –MW



If you can’t make it and want to purchase some of these wines feel free to contact me at 530.823.0320 x 105.

Cheers, Jay