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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 9 
TypeRed
ProducerFrank Family Vineyards (web)
VarietyZinfandel
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley
UPC Code(s)894910000508

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2012 (based on 9 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Frank Family Zinfandel on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.8 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 77 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Tarpon222 on 2/28/2015 & rated 88 points: First night OK; second night better than OK. But why hold out on this. it's as good as it's going to get! (168 views)
 Tasted by blabbott on 12/27/2013 & rated 90 points: Somewhat hot nose with its 15% alcohol, followed by soft but well balanced red fruit flavors. There is nice spice mixed with the fruit. "She" likes it more than "he" does. He likes his zins with a little more fruit and she thinks he really likes cough syrup. We both are enjoying this bottle though, it's a great compromise with a medium to medium long finish. (1016 views)
 Tasted by Hannahgirl on 11/21/2013 & rated 84 points: Enjoy this wine very much. Was a very good representation of a Zinfandel. Not as big and bold and fruity and spicy as we like it though. (1066 views)
 Tasted by TwoSmoochies on 9/23/2013 & rated 89 points: Fell apart after 1.5 hours (1217 views)
 Tasted by Chapel on 2/10/2013 & rated 92 points: smooth comfortable Zin. we had this after we came back from dinner (1167 views)
 Tasted by meeshe on 10/19/2012 & rated 91 points: Very smooth. Balanced. (1845 views)
 Tasted by TriathlonGator on 4/25/2012 & rated 90 points: Berry. Very nice nose and on the palate (1591 views)
 Tasted by ShannonGroomes on 2/17/2012 & rated 93 points: nice heat to it, brambly , rich (1612 views)
 Tasted by mouton45 on 11/25/2011 & rated 91 points: with Thanksgiving dinner (1812 views)
 Tasted by Russfrancis on 11/21/2011 & rated 92 points: Missing from my cellar, presumed drunk. And if I remember correctly, I liked this wine a lot. (1700 views)
 Tasted by bowmanbc on 3/16/2011 & rated 90 points: very full fruit, great well rounded feel. really enjoyed and would buy again. (1806 views)
 Tasted by bjreznik on 12/29/2010 & rated 89 points: Buy again (2088 views)
 Tasted by Pinot Evil on 12/17/2010 & rated 90 points: Lots of cola and cedar (2123 views)
 Tasted by danielbleier on 9/3/2010 & rated 91 points: Consistent with prior notes - really enjoyed the pepper, plum and cola flavors, fruity and spicy at the same time. Not a deep wine, but certainly very enjoyable (2402 views)
 Tasted by danielbleier on 8/4/2010 & rated 91 points: really enjoyed the pepper, plum and cola flavors, fruity and spicy at the same time. Not a deep wine, but certainly very enjoyable. (2524 views)
 Tasted by Chapel on 5/28/2010 & rated 92 points: really good initial taste, cork had no aroma, beautiful color, no ROH smell noted.
After one glass will finish bottle tomorrow night letting the bottle set without cork.
a great mix is the roasted humus dip from Whole Foods on the "Savory thin mini crackers" from Trader Jones (original flavor); Wow, does this just synergize together
Also went well with our home made pizza as well as our arugala salad (oil & Vinegar from Chicago). (1099 views)
 Tasted by Chapel on 4/11/2010: well received, even those not liking Zin's. smooth (1050 views)
 Tasted by ilcor on 4/8/2010 & rated 92 points: Even better than last time, super good zin. (2747 views)
 Tasted by OregonWineGeeks on 3/25/2010 & rated 92 points: I like this Napa Valley Zinfandel from Frank Family very much, I've drank many of their cabernets over time and they have a very earthy quality. The Zinfandel has a loamy blackberry and herbal nose. On the pallette this wine has very expressive fruit without being flabby or too jammy. There is a tang of acidity from the beginning, with marked middle fruit highlights to a tannin finish that lasts and lasts. It has great legs and deep ruby color. 92, find it buy a case and drink it now. (2831 views)
 Tasted by n2wine on 3/8/2010 & rated 92 points: Drank over two nights. Had with burnt ends, but would be great alone. Second night better than the first (may have benefited from aeration). Very jammy and fruit forward with a long finish. (2972 views)
 Tasted by ilcor on 1/31/2010 & rated 91 points: Good stuff, enjoyed this bottle, drinking well right now. (3152 views)
 Tasted by europat55 on 12/30/2009 & rated 87 points: A restrained, lighter Zin that still carries good body and weight. Got better after 1 hour of decanting. There are better California Zins for the price... I'll revisit the second bottle in a year or so. (3356 views)
 Tasted by kenthargis on 12/29/2009 & rated 90 points: Very enjoyable, as always. Need to get more. Rich blackberry fruit. Not spicy or too jammy, but tannins are present. (3305 views)
 Tasted by jeff nowak on 11/13/2009: i guess this is what passes for napa zin these days? thankfully, i've weeded out zin from my cellar. (3701 views)
 Tasted by Fishboy on 11/6/2009 & rated 92 points: Very enjoyable zin. (3554 views)
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