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Frog's Leap 2014 Merlot

The 2014 Merlot is a beautiful example of this: profound aromas of deep, red fruits warmed by the summer sun accompanied by rich silky flavors that are so typical of the best Merlots. A fractional percentage of Cabernet sauvignon completes the package giving us a wine for the near term—perhaps paired with some fresh fall mushrooms and a roast of chicken—but certainly a wine well-positioned for many years in the cellar.

 Producer Frog's Leap
 Region Rutherford
 Country United States
 Varietals MerlotCabernet Sauvignon
 Alcohol 13.4% alc/vol
 Vintage 2014

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About the Producer

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Frog's Leap

Rutherford, California, United States Rutherford, California, United States

Frog’s Leap was founded by John Williams in 1981. Started on a shoestring budget even the name itself was ‘borrowed’ by combining Stag’s Leap, where John started his Napa Valley winemaking career, and the Frog Farm, where the early vintages were made. The winery was relocated in 1994 when John and...

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