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We Speak Wine USD 45.99 750ml

Frog's Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley 2015

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About the Wine: The 2015 certainly fills all of the requirements of succeeding in the lineage of our first three Estate Grown Cabernets but it does it with a little twist. We often look to Cabernet franc in the blend to add lift and vibrancy and this year is no different. But, vintage 2015 suggested the need for a softening of the edges and a little more suppleness. Would a little Merlot from the Rossi blocks help? After many trial blends we liked the results and 13% of our Merlot made the cut. The 2015 is a remarkable wine: rich, deep mocha aromas, superb balance, with very long and deep flavors. Is the Merlot contributing? We think yes. Please wait 10 years to open and even then give it an hour in the decanter. Can’t wait? Grill a well-aged N.Y. strip and serve simply with a peppery arugula salad. The Blend: 78% Cabernet sauvignon 13% Merlot 9% Cabernet franc Aged: 20 months in French oak Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.63 TA: 5.8 g/L

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Frog's Leap Winery:
Vineyards farmed responsibly. Serious wine presented with a warm sense of humor. This is Frog`s Leap. Bring a bottle to your table. Stash a few in your Cellar. Lift a glass with friends. Drink it. We`ll make more.

External Reviews for Frog's Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/15/2018

About the Wine: The 2015 certainly fills all of the requirements of succeeding in the lineage of our first three Estate Grown Cabernets but it does it with a little twist. We often look to Cabernet franc in the blend to add lift and vibrancy and this year is no different. But, vintage 2015 suggested the need for a softening of the edges and a little more suppleness. Would a little Merlot from the Rossi blocks help? After many trial blends we liked the results and 13% of our Merlot made the cut. The 2015 is a remarkable wine: rich, deep mocha aromas, superb balance, with very long and deep flavors. Is the Merlot contributing? We think yes. Please wait 10 years to open and even then give it an hour in the decanter. Can’t wait? Grill a well-aged N.Y. strip and serve simply with a peppery arugula salad. The Blend: 78% Cabernet sauvignon 13% Merlot 9% Cabernet franc Aged: 20 months in French oak Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.63 TA: 5.8 g/L


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 07/20/2018

About the Wine: 2014 represents the third vintage of our all estate-grown Cabernet sauvignon grapes but in many ways it represents four decades of tasting, learning, experimenting and executing on the passion inspired in me by the words of André Tchelistcheff. ‘Rutherford Dust’—the idea that a wine could smell and taste so much of the place from where it was grown. Our 2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is classic in every way: intense aromas of dark fruits, blackberry and cassis with lovely overtones of mocha and coffee bean. The flavors are subtle and nuanced while precisely balanced and deep. It is a wine for the cellar, of course, but will not disappoint in the shorter term paired with a nice rack of lamb or perhaps a Châteaubriand. Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Cabernet Franc Alcohol: 13.6% TA: 5.9 g/L pH: 3.64 ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 05/15/2018

About the Wine: 2014 represents the third vintage of our all estate-grown Cabernet sauvignon grapes but in many ways it represents four decades of tasting, learning, experimenting and executing on the passion inspired in me by the words of André Tchelistcheff. ‘Rutherford Dust’—the idea that a wine could smell and taste so much of the place from where it was grown. Our 2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is classic in every way: intense aromas of dark fruits, blackberry and cassis with lovely overtones of mocha and coffee bean. The flavors are subtle and nuanced while precisely balanced and deep. It is a wine for the cellar, of course, but will not disappoint in the shorter term paired with a nice rack of lamb or perhaps a Châteaubriand. Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Cabernet Franc Alcohol: 13.6% TA: 5.9 g/L pH: 3.64 ** Only 5 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 03/06/2018

About the Wine: 2014 represents the third vintage of our all estate-grown Cabernet sauvignon grapes but in many ways it represents four decades of tasting, learning, experimenting and executing on the passion inspired in me by the words of André Tchelistcheff. ‘Rutherford Dust’—the idea that a wine could smell and taste so much of the place from where it was grown. Our 2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is classic in every way: intense aromas of dark fruits, blackberry and cassis with lovely overtones of mocha and coffee bean. The flavors are subtle and nuanced while precisely balanced and deep. It is a wine for the cellar, of course, but will not disappoint in the shorter term paired with a nice rack of lamb or perhaps a Châteaubriand. Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Cabernet Franc Alcohol: 13.6% TA: 5.9 g/L pH: 3.64 ** Only 7 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 02/03/2017

About the Wine: 2014 represents the third vintage of our all estate-grown Cabernet sauvignon grapes but in many ways it represents four decades of tasting, learning, experimenting and executing on the passion inspired in me by the words of André Tchelistcheff. ‘Rutherford Dust’—the idea that a wine could smell and taste so much of the place from where it was grown. Our 2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is classic in every way: intense aromas of dark fruits, blackberry and cassis with lovely overtones of mocha and coffee bean. The flavors are subtle and nuanced while precisely balanced and deep. It is a wine for the cellar, of course, but will not disappoint in the shorter term paired with a nice rack of lamb or perhaps a Châteaubriand. Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Cabernet Franc Alcohol: 13.6% TA: 5.9 g/L pH: 3.64


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 06/09/2016

About the Wine: Being blessed with a highly successful inaugural release of our 2012 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, we asked ourselves: Could we repeat with a wine as distinctly flavored and as subtly nuanced? Could we make it distinctly say ‘Rutherford?’ As we tasted the barrels after each successive racking, our hearts lifted: the 2013 was going to surpass the 2012 in most every way! Classic in tradition of Rutherford Cabernets, this wine superbly reflects the distinct blackberry, cassis aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon layered with the dusty, earth aromas of Rutherford. The plush mouthfeel and velvety tannins are balanced by bright acidity. Brilliantly structured, this is a wine for the ages with decades of drinking pleasure. If you are tempted to open now, allow the wine to open a bit and it will surely delight. If patience allows, 7-10 years in the cellar and you will feel so much more rewarded. Personally I will be searching for some morel mushrooms to sauce alongside a braised loin of pork to pair with this beauty…perhaps I’d better open a magnum! - Winery The Blend: 89% Cabernet sauvignon 8% Cabernet franc 3% Merlot Aged: 20 months in French oak Alcohol: 13.8% Total Acidity: 5.9 g/L pH: 3.66



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