Supple tannins with moderately intense bouquet of fig, cooked red berries, some vanilla with a hint of leafy, herby (rosemary) in the palate. My son’s description in the aromas: “ it smells like “Spaghetti Bolognese”. Undoubtedly with great potential of many more years for bottle ageing.
No wine is more beloved than Frog’s Leap Zinfandel, we even have it in our coffee cups in the mornings.-by winemaker John Williams.
Wine & Variety: Zinfandel.
Winemaker: Frog’s Leap.
Origin: Santa Helena AVA, Napa Valley, USA.
Good to know: Zinfandel is known as one of the most widely planted varieties in California, after Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Due to the uneven ripening on the same cluster, harvesting can take place in several days. Many winemakers co-ferment with other varieties mostly with Petit Syrah and Carignane. The full bodied ones are harvested from old vines. Primitivo is the equivalent of the American Zinfandel.
Santa Helena AVA is located on the furthest North part of Napa Valley, the warmest and highest point of the county as well.
-Robert Mondavi is the pioneer of Californian wines.