Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford85 Ratings
Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford
(From 2011 Vintage) Grabs your interest for its intense varietal character and overall balance and harmony. Zesty lemon drop, gooseberry, fig and vanilla flavors dominate, leading to a dry finish that's rich in acids.
Appellation AmericaBless John Williams, the owner of Frog’s Leap. The guy is really trying to make low-key, well-made, delicious wines, without making a big splash; or without leaving a big footprint. This Sauvignon Blanc is emblematic of that philosophy. There are aromas of fresh lemon peel, while on the palate, it’s soft and lovely with a touch of sweet fruit in front. But the best thing about it, is that it finishes dry with good acidity (3.25 pH); and that it has only 12.7 (listed) alcohol; and it was made from organic grapes. Further, there was no oak used, only stainless steel to ferment it. The grapes were sourced read more...from all Rutherford vineyards, which included Galleron (63%), Navone (20), Leeds (9), and Rossi (9). Finally, there were 20,000 cases produced, so there should be enough to go around. Yippee! (hide)
Wine EnthusiastRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.