Founded in 1992, Frank Family Vineyards is owned by Rich and Connie Frank. The winery, located in Calistoga, is the third oldest winery in Napa. In 1884 the property was home to Larkmead Winery and from 1958-1992, home to Kornell Champagne Cellars. The original building is on the National Register of Historical Places. The winery was completely remodeled in 2007. The winemaker and general manager is Todd Graff. A UC Davis graduate, he has worked in Bordeaux, Germany, New Zealand and California, including Schramsberg Vineyards.
Deep opaque purple in color, the Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an alluring wine, with scents of coffee, cocoa, blackberries and cedar. The wine has a wonderfully velvety texture and length, with added flavors of black licorice, red currants and a hint of cinnamon.