FROG’S LEAP Merlot
FROG’S LEAP Merlot 2015
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FROG’S LEAP Cabernet Sauvignon  "Estate Grown" Rutherford  Napa Valley 2015

Retail Price: $55

Value Rating: 3.3

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: July 28, 2018
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DDWA Score: 90

Very Good Value


All Valley floor vineyards owned and organically/dry farmed by Frog’s Leap. 22% Merlot & Cab Franc combined included. Dark red and blue fruit-focused backed up by cassis, cigar wrapper, black tea leaves, mocha and bittersweet chocolate. Medium/high acidity for Napa Cabernet and smooth tannins that support the wine but don’t make it dry. The winery suggests you cellar this for 10-15 years. You can go either way…frankly many will drink and enjoy this sooner than later. If you do imbibe now, decant and swish it around for an hour or two beforehand.

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I am so glad to have tasted the current releases of Frog’s Leap recently. They are so consistent in their quality and purpose, they can seem dull if you stop paying attention. The vineyard’s the thing at Frog’s Leap. On a 1 to 100 scale of vineyard geek-ness (in the most flattering use of the word GEEK), Frog’s Leap is a 99.6. It’s certified organic and dry farmed vineyards 100% at Frog’s Leap. The wines are typically subtle, layered and expressive like a book reading. Listen to classic jazz with them. Rock & Roll is too much.

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