2006 Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford5 Ratings
2006 Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford
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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)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesIt has been the house trait for these wines to be narrow, high in pinching acids and only occasionally graced by balancing depth of fruit. This bottling follows right in step in its angularity and its difficult finish and winds up among the less effective and useful of the winery's efforts.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 80 pts. and median of 78 pts. in 5 notes)
Wine & SpiritsRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 08/07
Wine EnthusiastRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.