2011 Frog's Leap
Zinfandel Napa Valley
85% Zinfandel 14.5%
Petite Sirah .5% Carignan
The aromatics of this
classic field blend present a delightful challenge to the nose. Not exactly
fresh fruit and not really jam, either. Rather, it’s like a bunch of summer
fruit—strawberry, raspberry, fig, and huckleberry—all conserved together in one
aromatic package. It’s sophisticated in the depth of its aroma profile and fun
at the same time. The flavors are a big surprise as well—no jammy sweetness.
Instead the wine is taut, refined and reminiscent of a very fine Tuscan Chianti
and absolutely the right counterpoint to the aromas. This wine promises great
things for sophisticated culinary efforts a few years down the line, but in the
meantime you’ll love it with this summer’s barbeques!
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