The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
SERIOUS, DRY REDS
2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Frog's Leap. Napa Valley, CaliforniaOrganic
"Living and working among the vineyards of Rutherford for the last four decades kindled a dream...
an estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon that embodies the unique characteristics of this storied appellation.
The Rutherford Appellation encompasses just over six square miles in the center of the Napa Valley, between the east-facing Vaca Mountain Range and the Mayacamas Range on the west.
As one of the early pioneers of organic grape growing, I can never overstate the importance of healthy soils. The introduction of dry farming by Frank Leeds and his uncle, Roy Chavez, helped us align our farming with the natural interest of the vines. Fruit from the Chavez & Leeds vineyard is included in our estate-grown wine.
Most of the great and historic wines of the world are made from non-irrigated vines. Dry farming leads to more intensely flavored grapes —sweet, dense, and small.
2014 represents the third vintage of our all estate-grown Cabernet sauvignon grapes but in many ways it represents four decades of tasting, learning, experimenting and executing on the passion inspired in me by the words of André Tchelistcheff. ‘Rutherford Dust’—the idea that a wine could smell and taste so much of the place from where it was grown.
Our 2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is classic in every way: intense aromas of dark fruits, blackberry and cassis with lovely overtones of mocha and coffee bean. The flavors are subtle and nuanced while precisely balanced and deep. It is a wine for the cellar, of course, but will not disappoint in the shorter term paired with a nice rack of lamb or perhaps a Châteaubriand."
(But they did mis-read it slightly, it's not really 'plump' in our opinion).
£46.55 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£44.10 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.