Thursday, November 28, 2013

Weekly Wine Review - Napa Cabernet Sauvignon - 2010 Frank Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

We bought this wine at a recent, and very underwhelming visit to the tasting room at Frank Family.  I had tried their wines previously, so knew they made some good stuff - otherwise I never would have purchased anything based on our experience with their "Reserve" tasting.  Forgetting about that experience, and looking forward to a nice steak for dinner, let's taste this wine with an open mind!

Wine: 2010 Frank Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley, California
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
Obtained from: Purchased at Frank Family Winery
Price: $85.00
Wino4Life Category: Splurge Wine
Aeration before tasting: Poured through a Vinturi for aeration.

Cork Condition: Natural Cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Wine is dark purple with a water white rim.
Aroma: Red fruit like cherries, something herbal, and a bit of baking spices.
Taste: Nice level of fairly soft tannins, flavorful but not too "big", with a very nice finish.

The Grade: I give this one an A.  Many of the 2010 Napa Cabs will not be best to drink for probably a couple of years, but this one is very drinkable now and very tasty!  A big expensive, but if you are looking for something you can drink now - I recommend this one.  I like Frank Family wines for ordering at a restaurant, as I know they will be ready to drink and will be a good wine - important when you are paying that restaurant markup price!

Happy Thanksgiving to All!!!

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