The 2009 Merlot, a winery favorite, shows off the beautifully aromatic and richly flavored character of this varietal at its very best. More expressive than most red wines, the Merlot opens with aromas of plum, dark cherries, cocoa and spice and it fills the void where Pinot Noir is too simple and Cabernet Sauvignon too intense. Yet, it is in the flavors where Merlot really shows its culinary versatility; rich and plush but with the definite bite of bright acidity.
The way we make wine at Frog s Leap is fundamentally linked to the way we grow our grapes. Believing that a grapevine should be grown in healthy...
The way we make wine at Frog s Leap is fundamentally linked to the way we grow our grapes. Believing that a grapevine should be grown in healthy soil that supports all the nutrient needs of the plant, Frog's Leap has been farming organically since 1988. We believe that most of the great and historic wines of the world have been made from non-irrigated grapevines-and to that end, Frog's Leap dry farms nearly 200 acres in the Napa Valley. And to that end, we accept the premise that the greatest of wines are those that most truly reflect their soil, climate and circumstance (collectively referred to as terroir .) and it is the winemaker s role to stand back and let the natural beauty of the grapes show through. Wines made to impress rather than to satisfy will ultimately do neither. A wine that respects its sense of place, its natural balance and the glories of its natural flavors will truly give pleasure.