Frog's Leap 2019 Zinfandel, Napa Valley
82% Zinfandel 14% Petite Sirah 4% Carignane
Maybe it's that they found early inspiration for Zinfandel from a different source. Instead of reinventing Zinfandel, we looked to the past and the incredible Zins of the '40s and '50s. Those wines taught us the lessons that the old-timers knew: that field blends of Petite Sirah, Carignane, and sometimes Napa Gamay all picked at ripeness (not as raisins) added color, aromatics, and earthy complexity. In other words, the help of other varietals was needed to reveal the Zinfandel grape's true flavors. These principles form the foundation for our wine today.