The 2017 Patriarch is the sixth vintage in an incredible lineage of wine. It is a symphony of structure and sophistication, with luxurious layers of crème de cassis, spiced plums, leather, and roasted espresso beans. The palate is full-bodied and plush in feel with seamless, well-integrated tannins and extraordinary length.
Named in celebration of my father, Hy Frank, the Patriarch will always be our most meaningful wine. Hy was an honorable man, a World War II veteran, and a true American patriot. This wine is crafted in remembrance of Hy and everything he stood for – family, commitment to country, and the American dream
This wine is hand-selected from the Heart Block on our family-owned Winston Hill Vineyard, the best of our best. The vineyard’s rocky and volcanic soils are self-balancing which in turn produces Cabernet Sauvignon with natural concentration, structure, and texture. The Heart Block’s central location and high elevation along the Eastern side of Napa Valley creates a wine with bones, muscle and body, no blending from other sites is necessary.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, deer, venison, mature cheese, and poultry dishes.