Frog’s Leap Winery, Rutherford, Napa Valley (California) Merlot 2017

($40):  This Merlot shows why it’s such a popular kind of wine.  Silky tannins enrobe plummy-like fruitiness and make this wine a delight to drink now.  In the Frog’s Leap style, it shows restraint, impressing you with elegance and suaveness rather than weight and power.  An attractive hint of bitterness in the finish reinforces its breeding.
92 Michael Apstein Jun 9, 2020