Frog's Leap Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
from Napa Valley, California
Our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a richly fragrant nose of luscious
black fruit and fresh herbs, followed by a taste progression that captures the
essence of the terroir from which it came. Intense flavors of cassis, ripe plum
and black currants are punctuated by hints of cedar and tobacco. The wine's
velvety tannins are well integrated with fine acidity to create a finish that will
endure well after the last course has been cleared.
Rutherford: no other name in the Napa Valley conjures such strong identity. Gustave Niebaum, Georges de Latour, André Tchelistcheff, and John Daniel all built their dreams and hopes around capturing the haunting essence of this remarkable place. Cabernet sauvignon, the vessel used to express their passion, has long been recognized as the perfect muse for the Rutherford soils. "Rutherford Dust" is the term that André attributed to those incredible aromatics, seemingly the most delicate of balances between the rich black fruit of the north valley and the taut essence of green olives and bay more typical of the south. The "Rutherford Bench" is the area defined by the western slopes of Rutherford and home to the most legendary of all Rutherford's cabernets.
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.
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