Frog's Leap

Napa Valley Zinfandel

2020
Napa Valley
California
Say It
Frogz LEEP NAP-uh VALL-ee Zin-fan-DEL
Varietals
Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan
$41
Flavor & Qualities
Blackberry Blackberry
Linked Character
Organic Organic
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Red/Violet Tinge
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
14.5%
GRAPE(S)
Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan
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Why this wine made the cut…
Luscious and juicy, without sacrificing elegance.
Rutherford, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Zinfandel
84% Zin-fan-DEL
Zinfandel, otherwise known as Primitivo in Italy, makes bold, fruit forward wines, which in California range from Round & Fleshy, to Powerful & Extracted. The wines can vary from dry to slightly off-dry. The examples have rich mix of dark and red fruit, along with a range of flavors and aromas like chocolate, tobacco and exotic spice.
Petite Sirah
9% Pe-TEET See-RAH
Petit Sirah originated from France but is now principally grown in California. Not for the meek, it produces Powerful & Extracted darkly colored wine that are both rich and very tannic with intense, dark, smoke, spicy fruit, with chocolate notes.
Carignan
7% Ca-ree-NYAN
In the past, Carignan was responsible for a lot of bulk wine because of its high yielding potential, but in the right hands it can make quality with intense red fruit, spice, and structure. Often blended with other grape varietals, old vine Carignan can yield rich red fruit driven wines at bang for your buck price levels.
Country / State
California
Region
Napa Valley
Producer
Frog's Leap
Winemaker(s)
John Williams and Paula Moschetti
Vintage
2020
Total Production
7,300 bottles

Frog's Leap Winery

Rutherford

At Frog’s Leap they take wine seriously, but certainly not themselves. Even the estate’s origins are defined by serendipity. After graduating from Cornell, John Williams took a Greyhound bus to California, where he met Larry Turley while illegally camping on his property, a former frog-raising farm. After copious amounts of wine, they decided to start a winery together. 

Harvest at Frog's Leap Winery
Frog's Leap grape clusterFrog's Leap grape cluster

While Frog’s Leap would not become a reality until many years later, and Larry and John would ultimately go different directions, they were both pioneers in organic farming in the Napa Valley. All Frog’s Leap wines are dry-farmed with respect for the terroir and biodiversity in the vineyard of paramount concern. 

Frog’s Leap wines are truly made in the vineyard, where the terroir of Rutherford comes through with balanced wines of bright acidity and restrained alcohol.