Frog's Leap Vineyards

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.

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Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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.
Item Number: 31238
Case: $635.40

Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2016
92 Wilfred Wong of "One of Napa Valley's stalwart red wines, the Frog's Leap Zinfandel has always shown excellent flavors and balance. I have often called it a "claret style Zin." Never an overpowering wine, this is generally good upon release and develops well over a decade's time.
Item Number: 29619

Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2017
The 2017 shows balance in spades. The typical stone fruit, white flower, and lightly herbaceous aromatics are perfectly complemented with crisp, minerally flavors. The sturdiness of the wine holds up to classical Sauvignon Blanc pairings but allows for culinary exploration as well. I have been known
Item Number: 29584
Case: $227.40

Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2016
This is a superb wine from an extraordinary vintage. Beautifully reductive, aromas of white peach and hazelnut are slowly revealed with a few swirls of the glass. Carefully balanced on the acidic side, the 2016 Chardonnay has weight without heaviness, elegance without formality and drinkability
Item Number: 29447
Case: $287.40

Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
This is a classically structured Cabernet that is the result of a decades-long pursuit to obtain vineyards on the Rutherford Bench. The 2015 certainly fills all of the requirements of succeeding in the lineage of the Estate Grown Cabernets but it does it with a little twist. The 2015 is a

Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2015
Delightful aromas of summer-berry conserve combined with a touch of spice and fresh fruit flavors. Zinfandel that draws its power from sophistication instead of raw alcohol content. Made in the classic field blend style including significant portions of Petite Sirah and Carignan.

Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2015
he diminutive crop of 2015 Chardonnay from the Truchard vineyard begged us to reach out to a nearby vineyard on Stanly Lane for a few extra pounds of fruit to fill the vats. Delightfully, the result seems to applaud their decision as the two vineyards appear to be getting along famously. Fans of the

Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Clean, fresh and minerally. A transparent view into the soils of Rutherford. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity and distinctiveness of this noble grape.

Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The 2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is classic in every way: intense aromas of dark fruits, blackberry and cassis with lovely overtones of mocha and coffee bean. The flavors are subtle and nuanced while precisely balanced and deep. It is a wine for the cellar, of course, but will not disappoint

Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2014
94  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 94  "John Williams is on a roll, following his exceptional 2013 Zinfandel with an equally delicious 2014. He dry-farms his 40-year-old vines, harvesting them at the same time as his Petite Sirah so he can co-ferment the fruit. That brings the tannins together in a refreshing, gentle

Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2014
In general we are seeing wines from the 2014 vintage showing more forward fruit and somewhat broader shoulders than some of the more recent vintages we have compared them to. Our 2014 Chardonnay is no exception. Make no mistake this wine is classically proportioned: completely dry with lovely

Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2015
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Made from organically grown, dry farmed vineyards and fermented entirely in stainless steel, this refreshingly dry and low-alcohol white offers flavors of peach and grapefruit pith around electrified acidity. It tastes fresh, fruity and completely on edge—throw a bottle in your

Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "A super attractive, mid-weight wine, the estate's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up a classic expression of Rutherford. Sweet red cherry, iron, smoke and chocolate are all pushed forward, followed by a kick of energy that punctuates the finish. Exuberant and racy, with fabulous

Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2013
What happens when you combine Frog’s Leap’s classic Zinfandel style with one of the finest vintages in recent memory? Superb raspberry, huckleberry aromas followed by taut, refined, seductive flavors of red fruit compote layered with spice and a sensuous mouth-feel that makes this wine one for the

Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2014
" Clean, fresh and minerally. A transparent view into the soils of Rutherford. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity and distinctiveness of this noble grape. " ~ Winery notes

Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2013
"100% made from Organic Grapes  Much of the complexity and style of the 2013 Frog's Leap Chardonnay comes from the unique combination of barrel fermentation followed by aging in concrete vats. The result is a wine with compelling flavors and a bright crisp mouthfeel. Lightly scented citrus and

Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
" This Cabernet Sauvignon has all the hallmarks of the legendary Cabernet's of Rutherford: the deep, cassis-currant aromas, the classic notes of ‘Rutherford Dust,’ and the earthen flavors of cedar and black olive. The mouthfeel is plush across the palate with velvety tannins, yet balanced by bright

Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2012
" The aromatics of this classic field blend present a delightful challenge to the nose. Not exactly fresh fruit and not really jam, either. Rather, it's like a bunch of summer fruit—strawberry, raspberry, fig, and huckleberry—all conserved together in one aromatic package. It's sophisticated in the

Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2013
" With adequate rainfall early in the season but moderate and dry conditions throughout most of the flowering and ripening phases, the 2013 Sauvignon blanc seemed to exhibit a certain urgency to develop flavor and physiological ripeness as soon as possible. The result seems to be all the bright and

Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" Frog’s Leap is very proud to offer its 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon as Exhibit 1 in that discussion. Classically proportioned, deeply fragrant, beautifully balanced, this wine is only just now beginning to show its promise. Aromatics of black currant and cigar box are followed by rich flavors of plum

Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2012
" The 2012 Chardonnay is a wine that retains a delicate slate, lemongrass aromatic with just a hint of stone fruit. Super clean on the palate, this wine's rich flavors are all underscored by a light touch of minerality. The superb balance of bright acid and lovely flavors of peach and citrus make

Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2011
91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 91 "Dry farmed and organically grown, this zin is blended with petite sirah (14 percent) and a drop of carignane in an old-school Napa Valley style. It's meaty and smooth, with mellow black plum frutiness cut by spicy cracked peppercorn scents. Best Buy!"

Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2012
" This is not your overblown ‘Napa’ style Sauvignon, oaky, hot-fruited and high alcohol. Aromas of citrus, stone and white flowers fill the glass. Across the palate the wine’s deep connection to the Rutherford region is highlighted in the stone fruit and lean mineral flavors that bookend the round

Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2011
"Much of the complexity and style of the 2011 Frog's Leap Chardonnay comes from the unique combination of barrel fermentation followed by aging in concrete vats. The result is a wine with compelling flavors and a bright crisp mouthfeel. Lightly scented citrus and stone fruit aromatics are followed

Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
"We have been singing the praises of Frog's Leap for years - organic farming, excellent balance between fruit and structure, and a lighthearted attitude we really appreciate."  "Deep, intense black fruit, bright acidity and long gorgeous flavors are a hallmark of this long growing season and a