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Frog's Leap Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Frog's Leap Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $75.00 $62.99
Save $12.01 (16%)
Item No. 109149
  • WE91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WE94
  • CG90
  • 2001
  • WE94
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Winemaker's Notes

93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc.

Frog's Leap Rutherford: our most honest attempt to capture all of the above in a single bottle — history, tradition and the ultimate expression of winemaking passion.

In 1996 we introduced our first offering of the Rutherford and the 2007 vintage stands proudly in that tradition as a wine of distinct purpose, origin and taste. In this wine the "Rutherford Dust" produces aromas of black berry and sweet tobacco. Flavors of currant and cherry meld with touches of cedar, vanilla and olive tapenade across the palate. The mouth-feel is plush and velvety, marked by fine-grain tannins and a long finish. This is a wine that enhances everything from the arrival of the first guest through the clearing of the cheese course.

Critical Acclaim

"Frog's Leap strove for elegance above power in this modulated, ageworthy wine. Tasted against bigger, riper Cabs, it's almost lean, with herb-infused red cherry, violet and mineral flavors, wrapped into complex tannins. The alcohol is a refreshingly low 13.6%. This is a connoisseur’s wine, and it should develop for 10–15 years in a proper cellar."
91 Points

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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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