Frog's Leap's classic 'field blend' of old-vine Zinfandel, Petite sirah and Carignane continues to presents us with a rich, yet quaffable wine.
The 2010 Zinfandel welcomes you with enticing aromas of cinnamon and clove which underscore layers of brambly fruit and dried cranberries. Luscious flavours of cherry and boysenberry-laced with hints of earth and spice-delight your palate.
The resolved tannins and plush texture are balanced by a bright acidity. However, the beauty of this wine is its drinkability and with an alcohol of less than 14% you are assured a perfect partner for your backyard get-togethers..
Yes, we have noticed that the monster Zins of the '70s are still in fashion. And yes, just like fashion they command monster prices based on their 'big' alcohol, 'big' flavours, and 'big' bottles. But Frog's Leap Zin' is different: you can't use this stuff to light your charcoal grill.
Maybe it's that we found our early inspiration for Zinfandel from a different source - instead of reinventing Zinfandel, we looked to the past and the incredible Zins of the '40s and '50s. Those wines taught us the lessons that the old-timers knew: that field blends of Petite Sirah, Carignane, and Napa Gamay all picked at ripeness (not as raisins) added colour, aromatics, and earthy complexity. In other words, the help of other varietals was needed to reveal the Zinfandel grape's true flavours. These principles form the foundation for our wine today.
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John Williams & Paula Moschetti