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Frog's Leap Merlot 2017

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 - Chanhassen

Edina # 2 - York

Mgm - Mankato

Whole Foods - Mpls

South Lyndale Liquor

Rapids Spirits
Park Rapids

Solo Vino
Saint Paul

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