Frog's Leap Merlot
62 Ratings
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62 Ratings
Frog's Leap Merlot

Wine Details

Vineyard

Frog's Leap

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) John Williams consistently produces one of the freshest merlots in Napa Valley, this vintage light and pretty with supple plum and red currant flavors. It lacks the confected fruit of so many wines that bear the varietal name, hewing instead to clean lines and a long, mouthwatering finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Extravagant plum fruit aromas enriched by the lush flavors that Merlot is famous for. Grown in cool clay soils, this wine shows why some of the rarest and most expensive wines in the world start with Merlot.

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    slightly astringent character that is not overwhelmingly enjoyable on it's own. but this wine comes alive when paired with a tasty bit of semi sweet chocolate.

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    There's an ashy, sage and thyme edge to this ripe young Merlot that actually adds interest to the cherry, blackberry and cranberry aromas and flavors. The wine is voluptuously rich, almost decadent, so ripe is the fruit and so fine are the tannins, but it never loses its dry sense of balance. Very Bordeaux-like in elegance.