Frog's Leap

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.287 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ry

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

9.2

One of my favorite producers in Rutherford. Always a hit in my glass!

One of my favorite producers in Rutherford. Always a hit in my glass!

May 7th, 2019
Fredrik Finn

You’ll have to look far for a Napa Cab of this standard at the modest price of ye good ‘ol Frog’s Leap, which does not leave you wish for anything more. The ‘15 is showing a wonderfully ripe, dense and energetic fruit profile aligned with the well placed oak profile and trademark dusty graphite complexity. Round and ripe textured tannins with a nice grip is bringing the palate throughout a long, though not exceptional

You’ll have to look far for a Napa Cab of this standard at the modest price of ye good ‘ol Frog’s Leap, which does not leave you wish for anything more. The ‘15 is showing a wonderfully ripe, dense and energetic fruit profile aligned with the well placed oak profile and trademark dusty graphite complexity. Round and ripe textured tannins with a nice grip is bringing the palate throughout a long, though not exceptional

Feb 12th, 2019
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.1

Overripe black cherry, licorice, potting soil, clove. Lengthy is an understatement, coating is thorough, even, smooth.

Overripe black cherry, licorice, potting soil, clove. Lengthy is an understatement, coating is thorough, even, smooth.

Jun 16th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Restraint, balance, approachability and value- all very hard to find from Rutherford AVA.

Restraint, balance, approachability and value- all very hard to find from Rutherford AVA.

May 5th, 2018
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cherry cola, cassis, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and quite tannic.

Blackberry, cherry cola, cassis, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and quite tannic.

Nov 29th, 2017
Scot Walker

Scot had this 4 years ago

Scot had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Originally founded by the Williams Family in 1981 on a spot along Mill Creek known as the Frog Farm. A blend of 78% Cab Sauvignon, 13% Merlot & 9% Cab Franc, aromas of rich fruits, spice and floral notes. On the palate cherry, raspberry and plum flavors with leather spice and sweet cacao tones. Rich firm tannins give this wine backbone. Lingering finish ending with great mouthfeel of fruit and spice. Nice! Tasting Sample!

Originally founded by the Williams Family in 1981 on a spot along Mill Creek known as the Frog Farm. A blend of 78% Cab Sauvignon, 13% Merlot & 9% Cab Franc, aromas of rich fruits, spice and floral notes. On the palate cherry, raspberry and plum flavors with leather spice and sweet cacao tones. Rich firm tannins give this wine backbone. Lingering finish ending with great mouthfeel of fruit and spice. Nice! Tasting Sample!

1 person found it helpfulJul 1st, 2018
Christian Fischer

Had this often but not for a while. Very pleasant fruit forward CA cab. Nice

Had this often but not for a while. Very pleasant fruit forward CA cab. Nice

Aug 6th, 2022
Brandon Boesch

Tasting good right now with years ahead. Very fresh nose with violets, cedar, plums, pepper, and a bit of baking spice. Palate is much more dense with cherries, a bit of raspberry jam, pepper, cedar, some dusty rock. So restrained for a modern Napa cab. There is a bit of oak but very much a tiny accent. Also unheard of 13.8% ABV. I wonder how many 2015 Napa cabs are under 14%.

Tasting good right now with years ahead. Very fresh nose with violets, cedar, plums, pepper, and a bit of baking spice. Palate is much more dense with cherries, a bit of raspberry jam, pepper, cedar, some dusty rock. So restrained for a modern Napa cab. There is a bit of oak but very much a tiny accent. Also unheard of 13.8% ABV. I wonder how many 2015 Napa cabs are under 14%.

Oct 31st, 2020
Steve Haro

Big, jammy, lots of black fruit. Supple tannins with a raspberry and good acid finish.

Big, jammy, lots of black fruit. Supple tannins with a raspberry and good acid finish.

Oct 27th, 2019