Frog's Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California. The harvest of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes at our Rossi and Chavez-Leeds vineyards began at the end of September. 2018 was a long, cool vintage with no heat spikes. It was a gentle and even-paced harvest that was heartily welcomed after the challenges of the fires in the prior year. This 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon shows aromas of blackcurrant fruit, an underlying hint of earth, and a dusty character that is classic to Rutherford Cabernet. The palate invites one in offering bright acidity and well-integrated tannins that make this wine approachable in its youth. Its character also hints at beautiful aging potential. J.W.
| Critical Acclaim
Decanter 93: Beaming and pure, with aromas of fragrant red fruits, fresh flowers, and a pleasant hint of ash. Elegant and bright on the palate, with a finely-drawn, precise acidity. Frog's Leap has always placed itself among producers that champion precision and elegance, and 2018 is a particularly crystalline example of this.
James Suckling 92: Plums, earth, dried herbs, lavender, and bark on the nose. Full body with chewy tannins. Firm and tight. Quite angular. Fresh and bright. Needs time to soften. Better after 2023.