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Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2015 Wine Review

Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2015

Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2015

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $49.95

Drink: 2016-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.6%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Frog's Leap

Agent: Rogers & Company

Natalie's Score: 92/100

A mouth-watering Californian red wine made from the state's iconic Zinfandel grape (79%) with a splash of Petite Sirah (19%) and Carignane (2%) grapes for extra dimension. This Californian Zin is produced by a winery founded in 1981 by John Williams and Larry Turley. The grapes are dry farmed and it shows here in the depth and complexity of this wine. 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 13.6%). 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 grilled meats, but not frog's legs.

Zinfandel food pairings: sausage cassoulet, meat kabobs, grilled chicken breast.

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This Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2015 was reviewed on October 30, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Medium bodied, medium tannins, medium fruit with aromatics of red and black berry and a hint of south Asian spice. Showing well with high acidity and would pair well with BBQ gourmet bison burgers. Medium minus alcohol and fruit concentration. Paired well with roast turkey dinner. Tasted 2015 vintage in Oct 2017. 90 points. BespokeTastings
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Atypical but a worthy California Zinfandel blended with a splash of Carignan and Petit Syrah. A medium-bodied and fruity Zin with juicy integrated acidity and a long jammy berry and spice finish. Enjoy with a grainy mustard roasted beef tenderloin. Tasted Sept 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca

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