Wine News 90
"Dense red hue. Pungent aromas of mocha, dust and mint place the fruit in the background. Lively flavors of raspberry, tobacco and chocolate are nicely understated. Oak frames the finish. "
Wine Spectator 87
"Ripe and complex, with high-toned cola, blackberry, cranberry and wild berry flavors that are elegant and refined, finishing with good length and ripe, integrated tannins. Drink now through 2008. 12,000 cases made. (JL)"
Wine & Spirits 90
"The deep cherry-plum scent leads into a plush-textured bath of red cherry fruit. For all its richness and concentration, this manages to stay fresh, finishing both brash and lithe. Suited to anything from a grilled pork chop to a grilled lamb chop."
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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.