Frank Family Vineyards Zinfandel 2017, Napa Valley, California

Frank Family Vineyards was first constructed as the Larkmead Winery in 1884. The building was refinished with native sandstone from the nearby hills in 1906 and still stands tall today. The massive stone edifice is considered an archetype of California’s wine country; it appears on the National Register of Historical Places and is listed as a Point of Historical Interest in the state of California. 2017 vintage – 91% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah. Th is rich, black fruit driven wine presents integrated ripeness, texture and complexity. Brambly blackberry and black cherry are accentuated by smatterings of crushed pepper and cinnamon on the full-bodied palate. e perfect amount of acid and tannin balance. Cooperage: 16 months in 33% new French oak barrels, and 67% once and twice-filled French oak barrels.