Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Napa Valley


A beautiful wine from a near-perfect vintage, this robust Cabernet Sauvignon shows balance and complexity - a blend of dark berry, generous oak notes, clove, and nutmeg. This is a supple and complex wine, full-bodied in style, with a punch of power, ripeness, and elegance from start to finish.

91 Points, Wine Advocate

90 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

  • Vintage2018
  • Varietal Composition96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petite Verdot, 2% Merlot
  • AppellationNapa Valley
  • Harvest DateOctober 17 - November 6, 2018
  • Acid0.60 g/100ml
  • PH3.64 pH
  • Alcohol %14.5%

"A terrific value, offering loads of blue and black fruits as well as notes of tobacco, candied violets, Asian spices, and sandalwood. Medium to full-bodied, with rock-solid overall balance, ripe yet integrated tannins, and a great finish, this is a classic, well-made Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy over the coming 10-12 years."

Jeb Dunnuck

What we’re looking for in a Cabernet is depth, structure, and balance and I think you’ll see that in this wine.

Our family’s winemaking journey began with Cabernet Sauvignon in 1990 when Rich Frank purchased an old Tudor style house that came with an original 10 acres of hillside vineyards dedicated to this special grape. Our passion for Cabernet Sauvignon has grown over the years, as too has our original estate vineyard, now comprising of 25 planted acres. Today, with nearly three decades of crafting fine wines under out belt, Napa’s most beloved grape is still our first love. We highlight the beauty and complexity of our valley in this appellation-designated wine, a seamless blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Petite Verdot and Merlot from our estate Benjamin and S&J Vineyards as well as acclaimed Napa Valley grape growers.

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Frank Family Carneros Chardonnay and Pinot Noir placed alongside two glasses of wine

Napa Valley

Our Napa Valley collection sources grapes from our four vineyards, and some from our favorite neighbors, including Beckstoffer, Red Barn, Quarry, and Sangiacomo. Our Napa Valley Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir are all aged in French oak barrels, with one-third in new barrels, one-third in once-used barrels, and one-third in twice-used barrels, for balance.