1996 Frogs Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

($24): Wow. Plenty of cassis and cedar on the nose in a frame of oak that refrains from being gaudy. Big, rich fruit on the palate with full, somewhat coarse tannins. This wine isn’t going to win awards for complexity or elegance but it sure is a damned nice bottle of cab that should easily last 8-10 years while still drinking well tonight.

JD (2/99)