Last week, I missed an important birthday party while I was relaxing in Hawaii. Tonight, I got to celebrate that milestone birthday with the birthday boy. Over a great bottle of wine. A bottle of Frog’s Leap Merlot. Dark red liquid goodness. Complex and yummy.
The winemaker’s tasting notes: Our 2006 Merlot radiates bright aromatics of ripe plum underscored by notes of cocoa. Mouth-filling flavors of cherry and currants are laced with hints of cigar box and dried herbs. Medium bodied and smooth in texture, the succulent fruit core is balanced by delicate acidity and plush tannins that offer a lingering finish.
My next Napa area trip will include Frog’s Leap. Not only I have enjoyed more than one bottle, months ago in Vegas, I met a wine distributor who had great stories of drinking in the Frog’s Leap cellar. That would be so amazing! (In case you are wondering, I am not counting on getting that kind of experience).