Frog's Leap Napa Valley Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Organic
First certified by CCOF in 1988, Frog's Leap has been a leader in the industry for over two decades. Dubbed a “Prince of a Wine” by the New York Times in 1982, this wine set a course that hasn't veered much from its original ideals. In 2002 it began to be made exclusively from dry-farmed, organically grown vineyards. All of this has taught us one simple lesson: the less we interfere in the cellar with the perfectly grown clusters, the more beautiful the wine becomes.
This is a classically structured Cabernet that is the result of a decades-long pursuit to obtain vineyards on the Rutherford Bench. Frog's Leap's Estate Cabernet comes from their Rossi and Chavez-Leeds vineyards. Harvested in mid-September and aged 20 months in French Oak.
"Living and working among the vineyards of Rutherford for the last four decades kindled a dream...an estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon that embodies the unique characteristics of this storied appellation." John Williams, Owner & Winemaker
95 points Vinous, Antonio Galloni
90 points Wine & Spirits
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is such a gorgeous wine. In 2017, the Frog's Leap Cabernet has a bit more depth and richness, as it often does in warmer years. Cedar, tobacco, mint and sweet red cherry are all pushed forward in a succulent Cabernet with tons of character that still retains its super-classic, mid-weight feel. Time in the glass brings out the wine's aromatic nuance and silkiness. The Frog's Leap Cabernet remains an under the radar gem in today's Napa Valley. Vinous
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