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Frog's Leap Merlot 2016

Extravagant plum fruit aromas enriched by the lush flavors that Merlot is famous for. Grown in cool clay soils, this wine shows why some of the rarest and most expensive wines in the world start with Merlot. Miles was an idiot! 82% Merlot 17% Cabernet sauvignon 1% Cabernet franc.

We at the winery have been absolutely enthralled by all the wines we have produced from the 2013 vintage—the reds in particular and this beautiful Merlot is no exception. The depth of the ripe plum aromas is astounding, the weight on the palate perfect and the flavors go on and on. We were surprised somewhat in our blending trials when we consistently preferred this wine with a small portion of Cabernet sauvignon and a dollop of Cabernet franc blended in. The added structure promises complete integrity for aging well into the future. If you are opening it in its first five years of life, I would recommend an hour or more decanting.
Wine notes from Frog's Leap

Expert Review

92 Points - The 2013 Merlot is plump and juicy, with plenty of dark red and bluish fruit. Sweet spice, lavender and rose petal open up in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. The Frog's Leap Merlot is not super complex, but it sure is delicious and impeccable in its balance.
-- Antonio Galloni/Vinous, October 2015

Food Pairings

Most any meat; really, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, duck. Has an affinity for tomatoes and mushrooms.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Total Wine & More - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-6063

Total Wine & More - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-835-6063

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-934-6484

Dennis Brothers Liquor
Cottage Grove
651-458-8932

Seven Sisters Spirits
Detroit Lakes
218-847-2337

Mgm - Eagan
Eagan
651-454-3346

Edina # 3 - Vernon
Edina
952-903-5740

Haskell's - Minneapolis
Minneapolis
612-333-2434

Whole Foods - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-313-7100

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Lunds & Byerlys - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-541-1414

Spirits Of Nisswa
Nisswa
218-963-7488

Rapids Spirits
Park Rapids
218-732-0998

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-553-9198

Vinifera Wines & Ales
Plymouth
763-473-0008

Apollo - Maine Ave
Rochester
507-285-0044

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Liberty Village Wines & Spirits
Stillwater
651-439-3022

Cub Liquor - West Stp
West Saint Paul
651-457-3731

Total Wine & More - Woodbury
Woodbury
301-795-1000

Jerry's Wine & Spirits
Woodbury
651-346-1267

Short Stop Wine & Spirits
Woodbury
651-436-7346

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