2004 Frog's Leap Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, C.A.

2004 Frog's Leap Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, C.A.

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2004 Frog's Leap Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, C.A.

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Napa Valley's Rutherford Bench is acknowledged as one of the very best Cabernet sites outside of Medoc. John William's Frog's Leap Estate is superbly placed, bang slap in the middle of it. This, his flagship wine, captures the fine 'Rutherford Dust' terroir charater perfectly: still a babe, nothing gawky here, just fabulous pace, crunchy redcurrant purity, the raciest of Corvette lines and no new oak! Only 1188 cases made, of which we have the tiniest of allocations, this 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Cabernet Franc wine could be enjoyed now with decanting but best kept for a few years, till 2020 say. A veritable swan.
(David Berry Green )
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Cab.Sauvignon

Cab.Sauvignon

The most famous red wine grape in the world and one of the most widely planted.

It is adaptable to a wide range of soils, although it performs particularly well on well-drained, low-fertile soils. It has small, dusty, black-blue berries with thick skins that produce deeply coloured, full-bodied wines with notable tannins. Its spiritual home is the Médoc and Graves regions of Bordeaux where it thrives on the well-drained gravel-rich soils producing tannic wines with piercing blackcurrant fruits that develop complex cedarwood and cigar box nuances when fully mature.

The grape is widely planted in California where Cabernet Sauvignon based wines are distinguished by their rich mixture of cassis, mint, eucalyptus and vanilla oak. It is planted across Australia and with particular success in Coonawarra where it is suited to the famed Terra Rossa soil. In Italy barrique aged Cabernet Sauvignon is a key component in Super Tuscans such as Tignanello and Sassicaia, either on its own or as part of a blend with Sangiovese.

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Jancis17/20
Exceptionally lively, peppery fine wine with great balance. Not a sweet blockbuster.
(Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com - Nov 08) Read more