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No, I'm not high on the pot...
I'm high on Kuleto!


Located high up on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley overlooking Lake Hennessey and the town of Rutherford, this extraordinary mountaintop estate features 82 individual vineyard blocks, three distinctive soil types, and a range of elevations and exposures. From this rich and diverse palette of fruit, Kuleto Estate produces a small portfolio of exceptional estate grown wines.

Purists covet hillside-grown grapes for one simple truth: the mountain fruit that grows under these exacting and stressful conditions finds its reward in grapes of incomparable concentration and complexity. From the Côte d'Or of Burgundy to Tuscany, Piedmont and the great next-door neighbor wines of Howell Mountain and Pritchard Hill, Kuleto Estate strives to continue the rich tradition of excellent mountain wines. First planted over a decade ago, the once virgin land of Kuleto Estate has lived up to its original promise, yielding wines of depth, texture and suppleness. And we've got 'em here on North Union Street!


These 3 Kuleto Estate wines are 100% estate-grown, produced and bottled. With 82.9 acres of vines planted between 800 and 1,450 feet, each of the 100+ micro-blocks must receive individualized treatment to maximize their potential. Winemaking team, David Lattin and Giovanni Verdejo have been working side-by -side since 2002 and together they have mastered the art of cultivating the unique personalities of each block into some of the finest mountain estate wines in the Napa Valley. Take a Drive to FranksWine and taste them this weekend!

Brian Growney will be pouring this threesome on North Union Street on Saturday from 11am - 3pm! As usual there will be a nice spread of cheeses and charcuterie from our DiBruno Bros section and some dark chocolate from our Ethereal Confections cabinet to pair with the wines. The FranksWine Crew will pour the same lineup on Sunday from 12noon - 4pm!


We love good stuff here on North Union Street.


Can't make it to the shop? You can always
buy 'em online here!


Kuleto Estate 2013 Frog Prince Red
Regularly Priced at $24.99
$18.29 with 6-pack Sampler Case Purchase!


The 2013 Frog Prince puts it all together in a very elegant finished wine. If there isn't such a thing as red cherry perfume, then there is now, as this wine exudes the smell of a cherry orchard. A bit of black licorice root grounds the wine in something sweet and earthy. The mouth makes a beautifully arc across the mid-palate before spreading softly and smoothly to the sides and back. The power of this wine comes not from wood or alcohol but from its core of concentrated fruit.

Blend: 53% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 2% Petite Verdot


Kuleto Estate 2013 India Ink Red
Regularly Priced at $24.99
$18.29 with 6-pack Sampler Case Purchase!


The 2013 India Ink is glass staining purple/black in color which leads to voluptuous aromas of blueberry, black cherry, spices and dark chocolate. On the palate, copious layers of ripe blackberries, black plum, barbecued meat, black currants and notes of sweet oak. The tannins are finer grained and as the wine opens up it becomes almost voluptuous and round in texture, with juicy dark fruit leading to long, very pleasurable finish.

Blend: 45% Syrah, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3%Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot


Kuleto Estate 2013 Native Son Red
Regularly Priced at $24.99
$18.29 with 6-pack Sampler Case Purchase!


The 2013 Native Son beautifully typifies the vintage with its soaring perfume and terrific flavor density without being over-extracted. Each variety presents itself subtly in this seamless blend. The Zinfandel provides the dominant red fruit character, soft tannins, and sweet finish. Winemakers David & Giovanni chose a spicy lot of Cabernet Sauvignon to add to the bit of pepper to the Zin and to provide some structure. The Sangiovese contributes a juicy front and mid-palate, the Syrah a bit of dark fleshiness, and the Petite Sirah and Alicante a dash of rustic old world or old California spice.

Blend: 58% Zinfandel, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Sangiovese, 4% Syrah, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet


FranksWine KULETO 6-pack Sampler!
You Get 3 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $109.99!!
You Save $39.95... That's 27% Off!!!
Order Now!


September is jam-packed with Wine
... and Scotch... and Beer... and Bubbly!

1. FranksWine Fall Tasting at Caffé Gelato on Sept 22nd
2. Taste of Trolley on Saturday September 24th
3. Breakfast Wines! at Kids Runway for Research 9/25
4. Two Roads Brewery In-shop Tastingon Friday 9/30
5. Not September, but October 3rd at Columbus Inn...
the Kilchoman Scotch US East Coast Tour!!







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