Frank Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.026 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

This is a very sophisticated Zin. Sophisticated as in raised-on-classical-but-moved-to-big-city-and-got-into-BillieEilish-but-go- waltzing-for-fun way. Shall I be textbook? Let’s.
Eye: medium ruby red thick big ol’ tears
Nose: leaps out! Licorice red/blue/black fruit but mostly like stewed dried cranberries and spice and vanilla bean
Tongue (mine) dry, medium acid, medium plush ripe tannins, high booze level (checking to see if I was correct)ohhhh 14.8! So yeah high abv.
Body is medium plus. Intensity medium plus. It’s all ripe and raisined purple plum, black cherries, blackberries and all of these fruits are dried and ripe plus a handful of blueberries and a slosh of vanilla bean liqueur and some allspice or even...velvet falernum. Finish is medium plus.
This is a Zin I want in my life forevs

This is a very sophisticated Zin. Sophisticated as in raised-on-classical-but-moved-to-big-city-and-got-into-BillieEilish-but-go- waltzing-for-fun way. Shall I be textbook? Let’s.
Eye: medium ruby red thick big ol’ tears
Nose: leaps out! Licorice red/blue/black fruit but mostly like stewed dried cranberries and spice and vanilla bean
Tongue (mine) dry, medium acid, medium plush ripe tannins, high booze level (checking to see if I was correct)ohhhh 14.8! So yeah high abv.
Body is medium plus. Intensity medium plus. It’s all ripe and raisined purple plum, black cherries, blackberries and all of these fruits are dried and ripe plus a handful of blueberries and a slosh of vanilla bean liqueur and some allspice or even...velvet falernum. Finish is medium plus.
This is a Zin I want in my life forevs

Aug 10th, 2019
Andrew Belzer

raspberry, cherry, lavender, pepper corn. soft round tannins with a medium finish

raspberry, cherry, lavender, pepper corn. soft round tannins with a medium finish

Apr 6th, 2021
Nick Piccone

Smooth, bold with lots of black fruit, oak notes and cola / licorice

Smooth, bold with lots of black fruit, oak notes and cola / licorice

Feb 21st, 2021
Eric Ford

Maybe not quite as good as Rombauer, but still quite good.

Maybe not quite as good as Rombauer, but still quite good.

Apr 6th, 2020
Peter Collins

Fruit forward for sure but light and easy to drink.

Fruit forward for sure but light and easy to drink.

Feb 15th, 2020
Robert Munroe

Always a solid choice, FF regularly delivers a solid wine. Don’t be afraid to bring this to a dinner party of wine lovers.

Always a solid choice, FF regularly delivers a solid wine. Don’t be afraid to bring this to a dinner party of wine lovers.

Oct 31st, 2019
Eric Ford

Light body, nice summer red wine. Got it at Pitch, finished at Tim and Beth’s. Would buy again. $35 on half price wine day.

Light body, nice summer red wine. Got it at Pitch, finished at Tim and Beth’s. Would buy again. $35 on half price wine day.

Aug 25th, 2019
Bill Morgan

Not the pepper taste of a typical Zinfandel. More fruit forward and similar to a Pinot Noir or Shiraz

Not the pepper taste of a typical Zinfandel. More fruit forward and similar to a Pinot Noir or Shiraz

Jul 21st, 2019
Yvonne Frazier

Very smooth! Pepper and smmmmoooothh

Very smooth! Pepper and smmmmoooothh

May 14th, 2019
Eric Urbani

Eric had this 2 years ago

Eric had this 2 years ago

Sep 13th, 2019