"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown from Frog's Leap is dark, bold and luscious, with generous dark cherry, plum spice, leather. Forward and supple, the 2016 will drink well right out of the gate, and yet it also has enough freshness to age nicely for a number of years. In 2016, the Cabernet has gorgeous depth to play off a classic, mid-weight sense of structure. This is a positively joyous Cabernet Sauvignon from Frog's Leap."
Wilfred Wong 93
"COMMENTARY: Owner/winemaker John Williams was always looking to produce the most accurate and pure Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. When the winery purchased the Rossi Vineyard in 2007, the picture became complete. The 2016 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is beautiful, refined, and unmistakable. TASTING NOTES: This wine deftly combines fruit and terroir. Its aromas and flavors of red and black fruit, dust and warm spices should pair it famously with grilled lamb chops accented with fresh mint leaves." (Tasted: January 18, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
"Powerful and rich with luscious blackcurrant compote, wood smoke, cedar and leather. Grippy tannins and wonderfully balanced toasty oak leads to a delightful finish."
"This age worthy Cabernet Sauvignon shows dark fruits, coffee, dark chocolate and cream on the nose. On the palate, more of the same with minerals and tobacco to boot. This extracted Cabernet has chewy tannins and will be great after cellaring." ~Winery Notes
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My grandfather always said that you could pretty much tell how good a farmer was by how straight his fences were. Perhaps the Napa Valley equivalent would be that you can predict the quality of a winery's product by the health of their vines. After four decades of making wine in the Napa Valley, I am proud to say that Frog's Leap grows almost all of our own grapes. And a visit to the winery always starts in our beautiful vineyards.
For more than 25 years we've been well known for our advancement of the principles of organic grape growing, dry farming and many aspects of biodynamics. It would be understandable for one to attribute our actions to a deeply held political agenda or, quite the opposite, to a thinly veiled marketing plan. While both are fair assumptions, neither are true. In point of fact, it has always been wine quality that drives our farming choices.