Frog's Leap

Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

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.
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