FROG’S LEAP

Frog’s Leap – Snali Prize

8815 Conn Creek Rd.

tel. (707) 963-4704

www.frogsleap.com

ribbit@frogsleap.com

250 ac – 720,000 bt

 

‘‘Frog’s Leap is a testament to being a commercially successful winery while taking care of the land, one’s workers and making quality wine at honest prices”

 

PEOPLE

Founded in 1981 with the funds from selling his motorcycle, John Williams started what has become one of the most eco-conscious wineries in Napa Valley. The winery is 100% solar-powered and The Vintage House, the hospitality center, is the first Silver LEED-certified building in California wine country. The entire winery team are year-round employees.

 

VINEYARDS

Since its inception, Frog’s Leap has organically and dry-farmed its vineyards. In 1988, the winery received its official organic certification. The wines are made from estate-grown grapes and from grapes sourced from trusted growers throughout Napa Valley. From the chalky limestone of Carneros to the rocky, well-drained soils of Rutherford, Frog’s Leap wines are expressive of their terroir.

 

 

WINES

With a nod to the Old World, Frog’s Leap wines are all well-balanced with a bright acidity. The Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc 2017 explodes with notes of papaya and lychee while still giving that typical Sauv Blanc grassiness; the mouth-watering minerality and fresh acidity are pleasant and refreshing. The Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016 drinks more like a crisp Chablis; as John says: “Oak is like salt; just a pinch of flavor.” Frog’s Leap’s flagship wine, the Napa Valley Zinfandel 2016 (Everyday wine) a traditional field blend with Carignan and Petite Sirah, intrigues the palate with dark berries, stewed plum and butterscotch; full-bod- ied, but balanced by the acidity and pleasing tannins. To finish, Frog’s Leap Estate Grown Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is a long-lasting train of flavor, beginning with dense, dark blackberries and finishing with a dusty, earthiness characterized by the “Rutherford dust.”

 

 

FERTILIZERS compost

PLANT PROTECTION copper and sulfur

WEED CONTROL mechanical, mowing

YEASTS commercial cultured yeasts, spontaneous fermentation

GRAPES 100% estate-grown

CERTIFICATION organic