Posts on Jan 1970

Vina Cumbrero

“Viña Cumbrero wines offer and amazing Rioja quality value. Remarkable Rioja style, these wines are elaborated to bring well crafted wines, elegantly complex and exquisitely proportioned for classic Spain´s wine lovers”.
• ORIGIN: D.O.Ca Rioja, located in Spain´s cool North, with variations in altitude, chalky clay soils, plenty of rain and long springs and autumns.
• BLEND: Spanish indigenous Tempranillo grape, from La Rioja Alta, perfect for elegant long aging wines.

Fermentation at a constant temperature of 26-28ºC/78-82ºF, followed by a maceration period contact with the skins. The second fermentation took place spontaneously in undergrounds tanks, after the wine was transferred to handcraft oak casks, where it was aged for 12 months minimum. The wine stays longer period in bottle before its release to be enjoy at its best.

• LOOK: Red garnet color, clean and brilliant.
• AROMAS & FLAVOURS: Spicy aromas, mingled with ripe fruit notes. Excellent structure, lively acidity displays plenty of red fruit rounded with soft tannins. Pleasant and elegant aftertaste.

Ideal companion for meals, enhances the flavours of stews, barbeques and all kind of meats, specially grilled. Best enjoyed at 18ºC/64ºF.

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Patriarch Cabernet Sauvignon

216971Frank Family Vineyards is excited to announce the release of the first vintage of a new wine, Patriarch. This outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon was made in honor of winery owner Rich Frank’s 98-year-old father and World War II veteran, Hy Frank. Frank Family Vineyards is proud to honor Hy and all American veterans who have given their lives to defend our rights and freedoms.

Born to immigrant parents from Lithuania, Hy enlisted in the United States Army at the height of World War II, leaving behind his wife and 10-month-old son. Hy was deployed to Normandy and landed on Omaha Beach four days after D-Day. He drove support vehicles for the First Army and General George S. Patton’s Third Army as the troops moved from town to town liberating the French. At the end of the war, Hy returned to his family in Brooklyn, New York and founded Heide Meat Company, which he operated successfully for 30 years, providing the means to send his first son, Rich Frank, to university. Rich later developed an incredibly successful career in entertainment, thanks in great part to his father’s dedication, values and hard work. Rich Frank presented the first release of Patriarch to his father on his 98th birthday.

Produced in very limited quantities, the 2012 Patriarch Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $225) is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the best rows of vines on Rich Frank’s personal hillside estate vineyard in Rutherford. Patriarch will be available for purchase today via Frank Family Vineyards’ tasting room and website:

“My father has lived his life expecting no more than what his own efforts brought. His ethics, hard work and discipline exemplify the very nature of a man who weaves the strong fabric of family, community and country. On this Memorial Day, we raise a glass to my father, a true American patriot and our patriarch, and all the men and women who have fought to make our country great,” says owner Rich Frank.

About Frank Family Vineyards:

Frank Family Vineyards was founded in 1992 by former Disney Studios president, Rich Frank. First constructed as the Larkmead Winery in 1884, the historic stone building on property is the third oldest in Napa. Frank Family’s Napa Valley Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon are distributed nationally. Frank Family’s reputation for having the friendliest hospitality in Napa Valley has made it one of the most popular tasting rooms in wine country. In 2015, Frank Family received Napa Green certifications for both land and winery.

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