1997 Frogs Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
65 Ratings
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65 Ratings
1997 Frogs Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker's Notes

I have just re-read the great book by John McPhee, Assembling California, in which there is a whole chapter dedicated to how the Napa Valley was formed geologically. As I look out my office window at the western hills of the Napa Valley and the few scant acres that comprise the Rutherford Bench it is easy to marvel at the confluence of massive geological events, time and pure coincidence that conspired to make our 1997 Rutherford.Converging tectonic plates, subduction zones, geosynclines, volcani...

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I have just re-read the great book by John McPhee, Assembling California, in which there is a whole chapter dedicated to how the Napa Valley was formed geologically. As I look out my office window at the western hills of the Napa Valley and the few scant acres that comprise the Rutherford Bench it is easy to marvel at the confluence of massive geological events, time and pure coincidence that conspired to make our 1997 Rutherford.Converging tectonic plates, subduction zones, geosynclines, volcani...

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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/00