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1999 Frogs Leap Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
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1999 Frogs Leap Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

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Winemakers talk about “hang-time” with considerable passion. A vintage with hang-time has had the advantage of stable, cool temperatures allowing the grapes to stay on the vine. This slow, steady duration gives the fruit a chance to fully mature their flavors and tannins without losing their natural acidity and balance. Sudden warm spells or heat spikes can force a winemaker to pick before full flavor development, fearing an elevated alcohol level. Wines with hang-time possess, subtly, more depth...

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Winemakers talk about “hang-time” with considerable passion. A vintage with hang-time has had the advantage of stable, cool temperatures allowing the grapes to stay on the vine. This slow, steady duration gives the fruit a chance to fully mature their flavors and tannins without losing their natural acidity and balance. Sudden warm spells or heat spikes can force a winemaker to pick before full flavor development, fearing an elevated alcohol level. Wines with hang-time possess, subtly, more depth...

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  • Wine.com
    Winemakers talk about hang-time with considerable passion. A vintage with hang-time has had the advantage of stable, cool temperatures allowing the grapes to stay on the vine. This slow, steady duration gives the fruit a chance to fully mature their flavors and tannins without losing their natural acidity and balance. Sudden warm spells or heat spikes can force a winemaker to pick before full flavor development, fearing an elevated alcohol level. Wines with hang-time possess, subtly, more depth and complexity in aromas and more richness and finesse in flavors. Our 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon read more...commands all the characteristics of hang-time: beautiful expressive fruit, perfect balance and wonderful mouth-filling flavors - well worth waiting for.    (hide)
  • S
    Wine Spectator: 88 Has a wonderful sense of harmony and finesse, with ripe, rich, elegant currant, blackberry, black cherry and light toasty oak, giving it a long, satisfying finish. Drink now through 2008. 8,600 cases made. (JL)
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 88.6 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 14 notes)
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/02.
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-California: 88 (average year)

    Drinkability: too young, let it sit