Family Owned Frog’s Leap was founded by the Williams Family in 1981 on a spot along Mill Creek known as the Frog Farm. In 1994, the winery moved to the historic Red Barn in the heart of the Rutherford appellation. Using the best of Napa Valley’s organically grown grapes and the most traditional winemaking techniques, Frog’s Leap strives to produce wines that deeply reflect the soils and climate from which they emanate.
John Williams has converted almost all his vineyard sources to organic viticulture and continues to focus on the biodynamic process. Now that a properly designed barrel cellar has been built on the premises, replacing rented space 20 minutes away, all is set for a succession of high class wines under this original label. Believing that the great and historic wines of the world are made from traditionally farmed, non-irrigated vines, Frog’s Leap dry-farms over 200 acres of certified organic vineyards and was among the first in the Napa Valley to become CCOF certified in 1988. The 2008 is a blend of 80 % Zinfandel, 19 % Petite Sirah and 1% Carignane. 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.
Frog's Leap Zinfandel 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.
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With an alcohol under 14% this wine is rich yet quaffable and is the perfect partner for your next barbeque.
"Frog’s Leap 2008 Zinfandel 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, tamales." 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast.