Frog’s Leap, Rutherford 2020
Color : Deep ruby garnet with crimson staining tears
Clarity : Bright
Viscosity : Medium-full
Intensity : Aromatic and complex
Primary aromas : Ripe black currant, blackberry, and plum, with hints of cassis and graphite.
Secondary aromas : Cedar, tobacco, and vanilla.
Tertiary aromas : Leather, earth, and a touch of dried herbs.
Sweetness : Dry
Acidity : Medium-high
Tannins : Medium-high
Body : Medium-full
Flavors : Ripe black currant, blackberry, and plum, with layers of cassis, cedar, tobacco, vanilla,
leather, earth, and dried herbs.
Finish : Long and lingering, with a touch of dark chocolate and mocha.
Balanced, elegant, and age-worthy
Food pairing : Roasted meats, lamb, grilled steak, braised short ribs, hearty stews, and aged cheeses.
Age potential : 10-15 years.
This 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon from Frog’s Leap is a classic expression of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, showcasing the region’s warm climate and well-drained soils. The wine is full-bodied and complex, with layers of ripe black fruit, cedar, tobacco, and earth. The well-integrated tannins provide structure and balance, while the acidity keeps the wine fresh and lively. The finish is long and lingering, leaving dark chocolate and mocha notes. This wine is ready to enjoy now but can be cellared for a few years to allow its complexity to develop further. It would pair beautifully with roasted meats, lamb, grilled steak, braised short ribs, hearty stews, or aged cheeses. Aromas of crushed herbs, sliced plums, blackcurrants and violets. Full-bodied with powdery tannins. Bright acidity pairs nicely with the fresh red fruit on the palate. We could use another year to come together—best after 2023.