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Simple apple blossom and spicy pear notes make this merely good. Drink now. 9500 cases made.Read more...
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Really enjoyed this wine with a steak, felt it really complemented the meat - quite yummy Read more
Full-throttle Merlot here, oaky, tannic and dry. It's a young wine now, somewhat sharp and edgy, but with a promising future. The cherry flavors sh... Read more
Ruby-red. Plum, red currant, cedar, tobacco, loam and a lightly vegetal quality on the nose. Supple and sweet, with flavors similar to the aromas. ... Read more
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Really enjoyed this wine with a steak, felt it really complemented the meat - quite yummy
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Full-throttle Merlot here, oaky, tannic and dry. It's a young wine now, somewhat sharp and edgy, but with a promising future. The cherry flavors should sweeten and the tannins soften with three or four years of proper cellaring.
Ruby-red. Plum, red currant, cedar, tobacco, loam and a lightly vegetal quality on the nose. Supple and sweet, with flavors similar to the aromas. A somewhat undifferentiated, simple wine but one with adequate acidity and good balance. Finishes with rather smooth tannins.
Smooth and supple, with a rich, complex core of earthy currant, plum, black cherry and herb flavors, finishing with notes of toasted oak and well-integrated tannins. Drink now through 2003.
Tight, with an earthy streak running through the complex currant, berry and cherry fruit, though the flavors hold their focus. Drink now through 2001.
Wine Tasting NotesContinuing our recent tradition of keeping this wine 100% Merlot, the vintage delivers pure varietal aromas and flavors with enough body and depth to defy the myth that Merlot is Cabernet with training wheels. With a deep garnet color, the wine offers aromas of red currant, damp earth and a touch of cedar. Across the palate the wines soft and plush texture is full of fruit flavors - plum and black cherry lead to a lingering finish that hints at toasted almonds. This wines resolved tannins, subtle oak and supple mouthfeel make it well suited for roasted rack of lamb with a Bing cherry jus.
The aroma reminded us of plums, juicy, bright fruit and smoked ham, with notes of garlic and several spices, including clove. It had a lush texture that "makes you want to take another sip," one of our tasters said. Easy drinking and well balanced.
Frog's Leap is one of the best-known wineries from the West Coast. Their Merlot is laden with currant, black cherries, and toasted-nutty flavors, and pairs perfectly with rosemary-roasted lamb.
Simple apple blossom and spicy pear notes make this merely good. Drink now. 9500 cases made.
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