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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Frog's Leap Winery

Region:

California

Appellation:

Rutherford

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

12x75cl £495.00

10 cases, 9 bottles £41.25 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

John Williams’ Cabernet is a classic and super traditional Napa Cabernet, fashioned by a family operation that favours balance over ballast, and drinkability over egotism. The result is one of Napa’s most engaging and classically styled wines; drinkable on release, but capable of decades in the cellar. Indeed bottles from the late ‘80s, first few Frog’s Leap vintages, are still a treat today. And while an old school sensibility reigns in the winery it is a hugely progressive approach to farming and all-round sustainability that really sets this project apart, allowing “the natural expression of the vine” and their Rutherford soils, to shine through. The 2017 shows off sweet cassis fruit, pipe tobacco, vanilla pod, mint and a touch of sage, while dusty Rutherford minerality comes with air. On the structured yet detailed palate, crushed rock and cool dark fruit notes meet bay and cacao nib, all supported by a firm tannic frame. The 100% Rutherford fruit is entirely estate grown, dry farmed and organic and spends 20 months in French Oak prior to bottling.

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