Leopard Frog

Cayuse Vineyards

Bionic Frog Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2012

This is now the second time in the past year that I have been able to sample the 2012 Cayuse Vineyards ‘Bionic Frog’ Syrah. Wild blackberry compote and Umami tones combine with green olives and Hoisin sauce with smoked duck on the nose. The gorgeous aromatics bring you back to the glass for more enjoyment. Once on the palate the seamless texture really impresses. Layers of roasted figs and boysenberry collide with minerals, lemon rind, smoked brisket, milk chocolate and dried sage with a light dusting of white pepper on this complex palate. This is extremely complex and delicious Syrah to sit and deconstruct. Either way, if you are sitting with this wine, consider yourself very lucky. Still fresh and vibrant, with good weight, the 2012 Cayuse Vineyards ‘Bionic Frog’ Syrah will enjoy at least another eight years ahead of it. But why wait? Drink 2020-2028- 98 — 4 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Any funky Oder to blow off?
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Hugh O'Riordan I thought this was wonderfully fresh not as funky

Moonraker Brewing Company

Bone Frog Pale Ale

Moonraker “Bone Frog” NE style IPA — 4 months ago

Mad Fritz

The Fox and the Leopard Doppelbock - Lager

A big and rich lager, toasted barley beer.

BREWER'S NOTE:

This richly styled lager is perhaps far from a traditional Doppel Bock due to the use ofwine barrels during aging, Calistoga Well Water as well as our use of Glacier hops. A 5 week 55 F fermentation yielded a crisp and malty driven beer with mild hop notes. Lot 15040727 was aged in freshly emptied first use Petite Verdot French oak barrel from 2012 where it aged for another two months. The aromas are very bold and bright showcasing the impacts of the barrel while the power of this 9.1% Alc. v/v lager pushes back both with flavor and palate texture. These beers are Membership only releases. Lot 16040693 was aged in a French Oak puncheon for 3 months and has an alcohol by volume of 7.8% v/v. Our upcoming release Lot 170613150 spent 5 months in a relatively new French Oak barrel and with an alcohol of 8.6% v/v is more of an Eisbock in style, although probably our best effort to date with wonderful malt tones integrated with oak spice as well.
— 8 months ago

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Samuel Smith Old Brewery

Imperial Stout Beer

Black with burnt umber highlights. Low and creamy head springs with bubbles combining to undercut its great form. Fireworks lacing slow falls to leopard spots. Espresso and baker’s chocolate nose boasts licorice and chicory, campfire notes and vanilla. Palate shows none of the sweet elements of the nose initially. Instead, pipe tobacco and unsweetened bitter chocolate, the chicory and burnt toast prevail; a burnt tips taste lingering. Baked pecan, dark caramel, black pepper, and ethiopean coffee, with black chewing tobacco and vanilla bean complete the circuit. Power and restraint, in this lovely offering. This really did set the standard. #samuelsmiths #samuelsmitholdbrewery #tadcaster #NYorks #imperialstout #stout #englishstout #beer #classicbeer #bier #biere #birra #cerveza #cerveja #britbeer #britannia #ukberr #ukstout #britishbeer #britishstout — a month ago

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Hors Categorie Vineyards

Syrah

Shows it’s Christophe Baron pedigree. More restrained than Bionic Frog, but still with a long finish. Probably will benefit from a couple more years in the bottle. — 6 months ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Keith Fisher What vintage? I hope you are well!
Shay A

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This bottle was ridiculous. Brilliant whole cluster spice, iron and dark fruits. Thanks for opening this, Keith.
Keith Fisher

Keith Fisher

@Bryan Kesting 2014. Tried to include that info, but I am not particularly skilled with this app. We are well here, but still pretty locked down. Hope you’re well and drinking good wine (looks like you have been).

Kuleto Estate

Frog Prince Napa County Red Blend

Same as the other. Delicious, when it’s on sale 1/2 off at Winn Dixie. — a month ago

Les Domaines Paul Mas

Elegant Frog Viognier 2015

Getting through the last few bottles of wedding wine - lasted well! — 2 months ago

The Fableist

Fable: 206 The Scorpion and the Frog Central Coast Zinfandel

Vibrant and full of fruit but not too jammy. Smooth finish — 5 months ago

Le Macchiole

Paleo Bolgheri Cabernet Franc 2013

This is consistently matter the year that I’ve had, the best single vocab frog that I found. The 2013 Paleo was no exception. Silky smooth with some underlying earthtones and some dark fruit. Tannic features of this wine still present, and should cellar for another decade or more. — 8 months ago

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