Frank Family Winston Hill Red Wine 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Rutherford|
98pts Jeb Dunnuck Similarly inky colored as the 2014, the 2015 Winston Hill Red Wine checks in as a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that spent 21 months in 75% new French oak. It offers more graphite and minerality, with gorgeous notes of blueberries, crushed violets, lead pencil and hints of licorice. Deep, elegant and layered, with a profound textural elegance, it has terrific mid-palate depth, building, fine tannin, and a killer finish that won't quit. It's a gorgeous wine any way you look at it. It's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades or more.
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2015 Winston Hill Proprietary Red is deep purple-black in color with a nose of blackberry, blackcurrants, tar and earth with touches of garrigue, olives and herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firm and taut yet very chewy and a bit hard, finishing uncomplicated and clipped.