Tasting Notes For Frank Family Winston Hill Proprietary Red 2017
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.
Coming from Rutherford and based on 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Winston Hill has a juicy, upfront bouquet of blue fruits, lead pencil shavings, dark chocolate, vanilla, and scorched earth. It shows the more straight, focused style of the vintage, has medium to full body, firm tannins, and a great finish.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Winston Hill is made up of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it features scents of stewed plums, baked berries, warm cassis, earth, tar and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, it is a little thin in the mid-palate with a chewy texture and nice freshness to the finish. Well managed.