Winston Hill

2018 Rutherford

$175

Only 500 cases were produced of this immensely elegant wine. Incredibly bold yet refined, the palate marvelously features black currant and espresso flavors, and the 75% new French oak provides perfect additions of cedar and caramel. This finely crafted wine is soft and generous to drink now and will develop gracefully over time.

95+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck

95 Points, Antonio Galloni

2018 Winston Hill
  • Vintage2018
  • Wine TypeBordeaux Blend
  • Varietal Composition89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
  • AppellationRutherford
  • Harvest DateSeptember 21 - October 19, 2018
  • Acid0.64 g/100mL TA
  • PH3.55 pH
  • Alcohol %14.5%

"A classic 2018 on the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied and has a nicely concentrated, focused, elegant texture, beautiful tannins, and a great finish. "

Jeb Dunnuck

"This rich yet mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon has a ton to offer. The Winston Hill is especially seductive in 2018."

Antonio Galloni

Almost every year in Napa is a good year for Cabernet and every once in a while, you get something of exceptional quality. I think we can all agree that 2018 was the year we have all been waiting for.

Since 1998, Frank Family has crafted an exclusive Cabernet blend which bares our vineyard’s name, Winston Hill. Awarded 94 points by Robert Parker Jr. in its very first vintage, it was the first of an extraordinary legacy of critically acclaimed wines. Always made using the best fruit from our 25-acre estate and hand-picked at optimal maturity, Winston Hill represents everything we strive to achieve in our winemaking. The 2018 vintage graced us with a remarkable and mild growing season, giving us an abundance of high quality fruit of perfect ripeness and acidity. As a result, this wine is perhaps one of our finest blends yet. Winemaker Todd Graff used his artistry to craft the finest blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon with splashes of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc that captures the unique character of our Rutherford property.

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Reserve

Our Reserve collection includes only small-batch, single-vineyard wines, ranging from 300 cases to 3,000, sourced from our Winston Hill, Lewis, S&J, and Benjamin Vineyards. We also seek out some of the best single-vineyard sites in Napa Valley and have been known to make incredibly unique Cabernets, Pinot Noirs, and other blends from these exquisite sites.