Frog's Leap

Frog's Leap

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Wow once this opens up it is extremely balanced and just lovely. — 4 days ago

Frog's Leap

Chavez-Leeds Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018

Maybe best can franc ever from Napa. Nose of peppers black and green, raw cocoa, violets, plums, black cherries. Palate is silky smooth with herbs, cocoa, cherry, pepper, tannin, hint of eucalyptus, a wonderful finish that is so balanced. Insane! — a month ago

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Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Last nights wine we opened was the 2018 Shafer One Point Five Stags Leap District Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage is a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, sweet tobacco, rose petals, mint and rich earth.

On the palate are wonderful notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice, cedar and earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + smooth round tannins that moves wonderfully into a long dark fruit earthy finish. The weekend is moving swimmingly forward with wonderful friends and loving family. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

On the palate
— a month ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Think salt/pepper to accentuate a great steak from the grill.
Daniel P. Drake

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@M. Christopher Roebuck "If I’m starting with our Cabernet-based blend, I’ll put together a really good Cab blend which will end up being 60–65% of the final wine,” says Brian Carter, winemaker and managing partner, of Brian Carter Cellars. “Then I look at increasing complexity and increasing balance by adding other varieties. If I add too many other things that it no longer tastes like Cabernet, then I’ve gone too far.”
Often winemakers will start by blending in larger percentages and then move to smaller percentages, evaluating all along the way. As they get closer, they might look at tweaking just one or two percent of a wine.
“A lot of people wonder, what does two percent do?” says James Mantone, winemaker, vineyard manager and co-founder, of Syncline Winery. “Sometimes it’s radical what it does. It can change the whole sensation of a wine.”
M. Christopher Roebuck

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@Daniel P. Drake this is excellent, thanks for the follow up.

Frog's Leap

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Excellent fruit on the nose, smooth and round on the palate. Absolutely delicious!! — 19 days ago

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Frog's Tooth

Matagrano Vineyard Sangiovese 2015

Flight crew standing in front of their B-17. Dad is standing on far right. — 14 days ago

Jim Hadley
with Jim
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Thank God. Dependable Stags Leap rescues wine #1. Creme de Mint, vanilla, licorice, melded together with nice grippy tannins that aren't bitter and uncomfortable. Solid.

92 points
— 5 days ago

LM, Shay and 8 others liked this

Frog's Leap

Chavez Leeds Vineyard South Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Frogs leap is always well made and 100% organic. This wine should have sat down for many more years but I was thirsty. — a month ago

Ellie K
with Ellie
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Frog's Leap

Rutherford Merlot 2015

Very typical. We’ll made. — a month ago

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Hawkstone

Connoisseur Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Had better and had worse …. Good pairing with steak…. No need to breath. — 5 days ago