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    Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2008
    Zinfandel - Napa Valley, California

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    • WE91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Zinfandel

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 106548

    Winemaker's Notes:

    80% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah, 1% Carignne.

    Maybe it's that we found our early inspiration for Zinfandel from a different source — instead of reinventing Zinfandel, we looked to the past and the incredible Zins of the '40s and '50s. Those wines taught us the lessons that the old-timers knew: that field blends of Petite Sirah, Carignane, and Napa Gamay all picked at ripeness (not as raisins) added color, aromatics, and earthy complexity. In other words, the help of other varietals was needed to reveal the Zinfandel grape's true flavors. These principles form the foundation for our wine today.

    In the centuries-old tradition of the "field blend" the 2008 Frog's Leap Zinfandel reveals the great character and multi-layered nuances of its almost forgotten varietals. The Zinfandel offers lush layers of wild raspberry and mulberry underscored with a touch of cinnamon and white pepper. The 'Pets' deepen the rich dark color, add a weighty mid-palate and strengthen the flavors of blueberry and spice while that dash of Carignane helps to drive the finish. The tannins are polished and the texture is plush. With an alcohol level under 14% this wine is rich yet quaffable and is the perfect partner for your next barbeque.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A first rate Zinfandel. It shows the classic structure, dryness and tannins of a fine Napa Valley Cabernet, yet the pepper, baking spice and wild berry fruit and currant flavors are uniquely Zin. And look at that alcohol, under 14%. Drink this robust, complex wine with steaks, beef stew, tamales.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    User Reviews:

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    JB Braun (10/17/2011)
    Jammy, Plummy, lots of fruit to the nose. Finishes same as the nose, with big fruit taste.
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    Richard Rybak (9/12/2011)
    Needs time to open up.
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    Kim Broers (9/10/2011)
    Surprisingly good. Bigger than I expected. Not quite a Seghesio Zin, but a commendable wine.
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    Frog Hopper (9/1/2011)
    This is an excellent Zinfandel at a very good price. It is hearty and robust plus it has a frog on the label.
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    Michael Root (8/23/2011)
    Great value wine. Fruit forward, spicy finish
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    James McCormick (10/11/2011)
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    grobey (9/15/2011)

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