Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay Chosen Best In China

Jan 06, 2014, 10:00 ET from Frank Family Vineyards

CALISTOGA, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank Family Vineyards, a Napa Valley-based winery, was honored at Wine in China magazine's awards ceremony celebrating the publication's "TOP100 Wines Evaluation of 2013" competition held on Tuesday, December 10th in Beijing, China. Frank Family's 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay was the third highest rated wine in all of the competition, and the highest rated American wine in the competition. Additionally, Frank Family Vineyards' 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon took 11th place with a Gold medal and a 94-point score.


Wine in China's "TOP100 Wines Evaluation" is an annual competition that brings together wine experts from China and around the world. This year's competition included nearly 2,000 entries. The wines were evaluated based on "sight, the range of perceived flavors, aromas and general characteristics (complexity, character and potential [for aging])," then given a final score based on a 100-point system. In total, 20 Gold medals, 40 Silver medals and 40 Bronze medals were presented.

About Frank Family Vineyards
Founded in 1992 by former Disney executive, Rich Frank, Frank Family Vineyards now owns over 380 acres of the finest vineyard land in Napa Valley. Winemaker Todd Graff utilizes the winery's diverse array of vineyards to produce premium Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir, as well as small amounts of Methode Champenoise sparkling wine, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah. Frank Family has been awarded "Best Napa Winery" in ABC 7's "Bay Area A-list" for four consecutive years, was named "2012 Winery of the Year" by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine and ranked #25 in Wine & Spirits magazine's 24th annual restaurant poll, which features the top 50 wines in America's best restaurants. In issue 186 of The Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker Jr. said of Frank Family Vineyards' Winston Hill red wine, "Readers should be keeping an eye out for this first-growth quality Napa red wine." In addition to new Asian markets, Frank Family Vineyards is distributed in Azerbaijan, Aruba, Canada, Denmark, Bahamas, Grand Cayman Islands, Mexico, Turks and Caicos and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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