Winston Hill

2017 Rutherford


The 2017 Winston Hill is a profoundly beautiful wine, powerful yet focused, in addition to lively and fresh. The palate is tremendous in cassis, blackberry and mocha 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.

94 Points, Antonio Galloni

93 Points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine

92+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck

  • Vintage2017
  • Wine TypeBordeaux Blend
  • Varietal Composition93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
  • AppellationRutherford
  • Harvest DateSept 15 - Sept 29, 2017
  • Acid0.65 g/100ml TA
  • PH3.65 pH
  • Alcohol %14.5%

"Wonderfully deep and expressive from the very first taste. The 2017 Winston Hill is one of the unqualified successes of the vintage."

Antonio Galloni

"Frank Family Cabernets can always be counted on to show a good deal of depth and refinement, and the 2017 Winston Hill is no exception."

Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine

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. In 2017, a warm growing season encouraged both ripeness and extraordinary complexity, resulting in a powerful yet focused wine. Winemaker Todd Graff used his artistry to craft the finest blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon with splashes of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc that captures the unique character of our Rutherford property.

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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.