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.
"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."