Frog's Leap Zinfandel Napa Valley 2008

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The Frog's Leap 2006 Zinfandel is a classic field-blend revealing the vitality of Zinfandel and the depth of Petite S...

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One of my favorite Zinfandel in this price range. I will continue to purchase this and hope to try multiple vintages. New world style that is fruit... Read more

Nice overall wine, although it shares more characteristics with a Merlot then classic Zin. Earthy aromas, dark berries, a bit of acid. Not a fruit ... Read more

John Williams dry-farms this organically grown zin, which contributes to its restrained style and relatively low alcohol (13.5 percent). It comes o... Read more

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Snooth User: tabednar
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4.00 5
01/12/2012

One of my favorite Zinfandel in this price range. I will continue to purchase this and hope to try multiple vintages. New world style that is fruit-forward with still that slight hint of spice the pairs well with red meat or BBQ. Great quality and a wine I always reach for when looking for a gift here in Texas. Wonderful!


Snooth User: mbradd
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3.00 5
04/17/2011

Nice overall wine, although it shares more characteristics with a Merlot then classic Zin. Earthy aromas, dark berries, a bit of acid. Not a fruit bomb, much more subtle. Very enjoyable, but at this price point, I think there are better choices. For a few bucks more, I'd rather find a Michael David Earthquake Zin.


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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

John Williams dry-farms this organically grown zin, which contributes to its restrained style and relatively low alcohol (13.5 percent). It comes off as taut claret; the fresh raspberry flavor takes on a pleasing shape as it wraps around scents of pine, herb and earth. The wine has the kind of transparency that makes room for food. Serve this with grilled quail.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A firm textured Zin, with fairly smooth tannins that frame a core of herb, plum, cherry, coffee and toast flavors. A touch of spice adds to the blend, with a bright, tangy edge giving extra life to the finish.


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Source: We Speak Wine
01/18/2012

In the centuries-old tradition of the "field blend" the 2008 Frog's Leap Zinfandel reveals the great character and multi-layered nuances of its almost forgotten varietals. The Zinfandel offers lush layers of wild raspberry and mulberry underscored with a touch of cinnamon and white pepper. The 'Pets' deepen the rich dark color, add a weighty mid-palate and strengthen the flavors of blueberry and spice while that dash of Carignane helps to drive the finish. The tannins are polished and the texture is plush. With an alcohol under 14% this wine is rich yet quaffable and is the perfect partner for your next barbeque. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

Frog's Leap Zinfandel Napa Valley 2008 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Fashioned as a claret, this wine smells like a classic Zin, purely California, deliciously fresh. Sweet spices provide significant complexity, the dark-toned fruit touched by scents of tobacco, sassafras and jasmine. It's full in texture without feeling weighty, bottled summer to brighten a winter night.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Full bright red. Red currant, spice cake and nuts on the nose. Soft and supple but a bit generic, with gentle flavors of red fruits and spices. Finishes with dusty tannins, moderate persistence and a hint of edgy acidity.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Tart berry and plum flavors have good intensity and firm structure. Drink now through 2006.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The Frog's Leap 2006 Zinfandel is a classic field-blend revealing the vitality of Zinfandel and the depth of Petite Sirah. The first sensations are aromas of cinnamon and clove which underscore the rich layers of dried cranberries and wild berry. Lush layers of cherry and boysenberry delight the palate while subtle nuances of oak and earth never overwhelm. Bright acid balances soft tannins resulting in a plush, lingering finish. Rich yet quaffable, this Zinfandel is a wine that both complements a meal or is delicious on its own.

The Frog's Leap 2006 Zinfandel is a classic field-blend revealing the vitality of Zinfandel and the depth of Petite Sirah. The first sensations are aromas of cinnamon and clove which underscore the rich layers of dried cranberries and wild berry. Lush layers of cherry and boysenberry delight the palate while subtle nuances of oak and earth never overwhelm. Bright acid balances soft tannins resulting in a plush, lingering finish. Rich yet quaffable, this Zinfandel is a wine that both complements a meal or is delicious on its own.

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