Frog's Leap Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

$49.99

Frog's Leap Rutherford Cab comes entirely from estate-grown fruit. A blend of 92% Cab and 8% Cab Franc from the near-perfect 2015 vintage.  94 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous):  "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is a gorgeous wine, not to mention a tremendous value. It is also the kind of wine that is easy to overlook in a universe of turbo-charged Napa Valley Cabernets. But that would be a mistake. The 2015 is dark and ample on the palate, with a bit more textural richness than normal because of the unique conditions of the year. Succulent black cherry, plum, lavender, spice and new leather all flesh out in the glass, but it is the wine's exceptional balance that makes the deepest impression. Even better, this is one of the very finest values in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon readers will come across. Don't miss it.” This Cabernet Sauvignon has all the hallmarks of the legendary Cabernets 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 acidity and firm structure that hints at promising years to come. Pair it with rack of lamb, N.Y. Strip, or just another glass! This wine is destined to give decades of drinking pleasure."                         

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Ratings on Delectable

Ry Delectable Pro

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

One of my favorite producers in Rutherford. Always a hit in my glass!

One of my favorite producers in Rutherford. Always a hit in my glass!

9.2

Fredrik Finn Delectable Pro

You’ll have to look far for a Napa Cab of this standard at the modest price of ye good ‘ol Frog’s Leap, which does not leave you wish for anything more. The ‘15 is showing a wonderfully ripe, dense and energetic fruit profile aligned with the well placed oak profile and trademark dusty graphite complexity. Round and ripe textured tannins with a nice grip is bringing the palate throughout a long, though not exceptional

You’ll have to look far for a Napa Cab of this standard at the modest price of ye good ‘ol Frog’s Leap, which does not leave you wish for anything more. The ‘15 is showing a wonderfully ripe, dense and energetic fruit profile aligned with the well placed oak profile and trademark dusty graphite complexity. Round and ripe textured tannins with a nice grip is bringing the palate throughout a long, though not exceptional

9.2

Erik Helms Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

Overripe black cherry, licorice, potting soil, clove. Lengthy is an understatement, coating is thorough, even, smooth.

Overripe black cherry, licorice, potting soil, clove. Lengthy is an understatement, coating is thorough, even, smooth.

9.1

Jordan Wardlaw Delectable Pro

Restraint, balance, approachability and value- all very hard to find from Rutherford AVA.

Restraint, balance, approachability and value- all very hard to find from Rutherford AVA.

9.1

Michael Chelus Delectable Pro

Blackberry, cherry cola, cassis, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and quite tannic.

Blackberry, cherry cola, cassis, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and quite tannic.

9.1

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Originally founded by the Williams Family in 1981 on a spot along Mill Creek known as the Frog Farm. A blend of 78% Cab Sauvignon, 13% Merlot & 9% Cab Franc, aromas of rich fruits, spice and floral notes. On the palate cherry, raspberry and plum flavors with leather spice and sweet cacao tones. Rich firm tannins give this wine backbone. Lingering finish ending with great mouthfeel of fruit and spice. Nice! Tasting Sample!

Originally founded by the Williams Family in 1981 on a spot along Mill Creek known as the Frog Farm. A blend of 78% Cab Sauvignon, 13% Merlot & 9% Cab Franc, aromas of rich fruits, spice and floral notes. On the palate cherry, raspberry and plum flavors with leather spice and sweet cacao tones. Rich firm tannins give this wine backbone. Lingering finish ending with great mouthfeel of fruit and spice. Nice! Tasting Sample!

9.2

Brandon Boesch

Tasting good right now with years ahead. Very fresh nose with violets, cedar, plums, pepper, and a bit of baking spice. Palate is much more dense with cherries, a bit of raspberry jam, pepper, cedar, some dusty rock. So restrained for a modern Napa cab. There is a bit of oak but very much a tiny accent. Also unheard of 13.8% ABV. I wonder how many 2015 Napa cabs are under 14%.

Tasting good right now with years ahead. Very fresh nose with violets, cedar, plums, pepper, and a bit of baking spice. Palate is much more dense with cherries, a bit of raspberry jam, pepper, cedar, some dusty rock. So restrained for a modern Napa cab. There is a bit of oak but very much a tiny accent. Also unheard of 13.8% ABV. I wonder how many 2015 Napa cabs are under 14%.

9.6

Steve Haro

Big, jammy, lots of black fruit. Supple tannins with a raspberry and good acid finish.

Big, jammy, lots of black fruit. Supple tannins with a raspberry and good acid finish.

9.1

Walt M Britt

Rutherford Napa Valley Estate Grown

Rutherford Napa Valley Estate Grown

9.4

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