Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2014 Wine Review
Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2014
Napa Valley, California, United States
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Winemaker John Williams has such a great sense of humour, from the Ribbit on the cork (referring to Frog's Leap) to the slogan time's fun when you're eating flies. Under the barcode on the bottom back label, it says: Open other end." Yet he takes winemaking very seriously and produces spectacular wines like this one. He farms organically, and what I also love about this Californian Zinfandel is that it doesn't knock you over with huge alcohol like the 14-15% typical of Ca Zins (this one is only 13.8%). Vibrant, fleshy and alive with aromas and flavours of fleshy purple and black plums, a dancing blackberries. Balanced and complex. A zinfandel lover's zinfandel. Pair with any grilled meats.
Zinfandel food pairings: sausage cassoulet, meat kabobs, grilled chicken breast.
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This Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2014 was reviewed on September 2, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:|
Tasted Oct 8, 2017 while listening to the Sunday Sipper Club with guest John Williams.
Colour medium red plus, medium legs. Aromas and flavours, blackberry, strawberry, 5 spice powder. Taste, dry, medium mouthfeel, soft tannin, mouthwatering, easy on the alcohol. Finishes with berry fruit and spice. I like this Zin because it is easy to drink has nice balanced flavour and smoothness. Nice food wine. Match with Turkey. I paired it with grilled tenderloin and Zin mushroom gravy, (no flour). Butter and 2oz Zin. With mashed potatoes and a veggie side.
|From the Napa Valley, California Frog's Leap (2014) is a plummy, fresh blackberry and pepper and sweet spice on the nose and palate. Nicely layered and balanced. John Williams dry-farms his 40-year-old vines, harvesting them at the same time as his petite Sirah to co-ferment the wine grapes. This is a great, big Zin to have with barbeque fare. - Community Wine Reviews|
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