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Wine Recommendation

Frog's Leap 2006 Sauvignon Blanc  (Rutherford)

Frog's Leap

2006 Sauvignon Blanc
(Rutherford ~ Napa Valley)

Bless John Williams, the owner of Frog’s Leap. The guy is really trying to make low-key, well-made, delicious wines, without making a big splash; or without leaving a big footprint. This Sauvignon Blanc is emblematic of that philosophy. There are aromas of fresh lemon peel, while on the palate, it’s soft and lovely with a touch of sweet fruit in front. But the best thing about it, is that it finishes dry with good acidity (3.25 pH); and that it has only 12.7 (listed) alcohol; and it was made from organic grapes.

Further, there was no oak used, only stainless steel to ferment it. The grapes were sourced from all Rutherford vineyards, which included Galleron (63%), Navone (20), Leeds (9), and Rossi (9). Finally, there were 20,000 cases produced, so there should be enough to go around. Yippee!

Reviewed July 26, 2007 by Alan Goldfarb.

Other reviewed wines from Frog's Leap

Frog's Leap
2006 Chardonnay
(Napa Valley)
Alan Goldfarb 3/19/2008
Frog's Leap
2005 Zinfandel
(Napa Valley)
Alan Goldfarb 8/10/2007

The Wine

Winery: Frog's Leap
Vintage: 2006
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Rutherford ~ Napa Valley
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Price: 750ml $18.00

Review Date: 7/26/2007

The Reviewer

Alan Goldfarb

Alan Goldfarb has been writing about and reviewing wine for 17 years. His reviews have been published in the St. Helena Star, San Jose Mercury, San Francisco Examiner, Decanter, and Wine Enthusiast, among others. Not once has he used a point system, star system, or an iconic symbol to quantify a wine. What counts in Mr. Goldfarb’s criteria when judging a wine is: how it tastes in the glass; is it well-constructed; its food compatibility; and presence of redeeming regional attributes.