Frank Family Winston Hill Proprietary Red 2015 - 750ml

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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.

95pts Connoisseurs' Guide

This remarkably rich and concentrated wine impresses equally for its potency and polish, and it is uncommonly well-mannered for one of its ample substance and stuffing. It leads with a very deep nose of currants, black olives, dark chocolate and sweet oak and, to a "tee," follows suit once in the mouth with ever-expanding flavors that effortlessly extend past its considerable, comparatively gruff varietal tannins that very decisively warn off hasty drinking. Allow for a minimum of five or six years of age here, and know that its chances of continuing to grow and find added grace for another five or six after that are as certain as certain can be.

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.

Winemaker Notes

The 2015 Winston Hill appears deep and dark and exudes light aromas of vanilla, cream, and caramel. Black fruits, espresso, and cocoa notes follow and give way to a seamless wash of the palate. Fresh berry lingers on this focused and balanced wine with incredible length.

Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot