2015 Frog's Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
It had been a spell since I had enjoyed any wine from Frog's Leap Winery, so I was really pumped about the opportunity to taste their latest Cab. The 2015 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%), Merlot (13 %) and Cabernet Franc (9%). Selfishly, I wish I had a case of this wine and if you want to invest in something that will pay you back ten fold in taste over the next 10-20 years, this wine is for you. It's super young now, but you can discover some great mocha, saddle leather, dark plum and medium spice on the nose. Some might find full bodied flavors that you usually expect from a Cabernet at first, but thing wine is young and the Merlot addition adds structure and balanced flavors of black cherry, gravel, licorice and grilling spices. I found this finish to be very long with a hint of peppery spice. I'm loving this wine and I think it will continue to be fine polished if you give it some time. Eat this one with a rare to medium rare ribeye and some hearty, starchy side dishes. As a side note, I think this is an incredible value for a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. If you're looking for a fine wine that won't break your budget, this is a very smart choice!
Napa Valley, California
Suggested retail price: $55.00
Drink The Bottles score: 93/100