Frog's Leap "Estate" Rutherford 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $49.99-$54.99, 94 points, poured a crushed black currant purple/red with flashes of maroon toward the transparent wine ring and teary glass bowl.
This Cabernet might not wow the average Cab drinker, but it just might hypnotize with sheer provocatively piquant prowess; marked by aromatic dusty cedar, soft Arabica coffee notes, and fruity blackberries, this wine begins to mesmerize.
Frog's Leap Rutherford Cab just might lull you with its velvety full-bodied texture rather than muscle you with astringent tannins or hot alcohol levels, and just might please your palate with mouth-watering acidity, pinpoint flavors of bilberry, blackberry, truffle, anise, and a hint of mint.
Finished long on the delicious trailing palate and an innocuous 13.4% alcohol.
Varietals were 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc.
Paired perfectly with my veggie pizza and spiced rubbed porterhouse steak.
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