100% French oak for 18 months. Meticulously racked every 3 months.
2017 Frog’s Tooth Petite Sirah, Sierra Foothills
Full-bodied, rounded tannins. Blackberry, black currant, soft leather and tobacco, earthy and very light green vegetal characters, creamy smooth mouthfeel.
Appellation: Sierra Foothills
Vineyard: Frogs Tooth
Designation: Estate Grown
Hand-sorted; 60% French oak, 40% American oak, cold maceration, over-extracted
Our winemaker, Will SavoieHoule, carefully utilizes modern vineyard practices, and handcrafts each varietal with numerous blending evolutions. We search for grapes from the best vineyards for harvesting as we are addicted to perfecting every vintage. When you open our wine, enjoy a full-flavor bouquet and a unique velvety finish. We are proud to have created each wine specifically for you to enjoy!
2x 2017 Frog’s Tooth Petite Sirah, Sierra Foothills
2x 2017 Frog’s Tooth GSM, Sierra Foothills
6x 2017 Frog’s Tooth Petite Sirah, Sierra Foothills
Since 1999, Frog’s Tooth Vineyards and Winery has been growing, crafting, pouring, and sharing our hand-crafted small-batch wines from the Sierra Foothills. What we don’t grow on our beautiful 10-acre vineyard in Copperopolis CA, we source from other local growers who share our passion.
From our inviting tasting room and patio, a short walk from Main Street in Murphys, we have been pouring our wines since 2007. Our winemaker Will SavoieHoule has brought a new youthful passion to crafting delicious wines. Each and every varietal is painstakingly hand-sorted to ensure only the best fruit makes it into our award-winning wines.
Will’s passion for bringing out the best that our fruit has to offer is contagious. We encourage you to come by our tasting room and enjoy a glass on our patio or join us for one of our club member parties at our Vineyard.
Every sip of our wines is a true taste of the Sierra Foothills!
I am typically a fan of medium and full-bodied wines and my wife who helped me out with this leans towards wines that are slightly lighter.
I let the bottle breathe for 2 hours before drinking and I would do the same my second go around with this wine. Upon opening there were strong notes of leather, blackberry and other dark fruits. We had a late lunch, so we paired this with some charcuterie for a lighter dinner.
The wine poured very dark in the glass and my wife took a whiff and did her best Anchorman impression saying it was “quite pungent and stung the nostrils” but in a good way. First tasting notes were similar to the smell with leather and black cherry dominating. Wine was on the drier side. This is a wine that would pair well with steak but it worked well with the charcuterie as well.
My guess was that this wine typically goes for $35-$40/bottle and would probably be sold in the low $20s so when I saw it today online, I was proud of my guess but surprised at the case price being so low.
As my taste buds adjusted this wine became more and more enjoyable. Before we knew it we both finished our first glass and our plans of having some left over for a taste on Sunday did not look promising. We downed the bottle and agreed that we would have interest in buying this when it went up for sale.
I was lucky to be selected to lab rat the GSM blend. Sorry for not taking a picture, our lighting was not great but it was about the same darkness and color as blublocker’s pic of the Petite Syrah.
At first pour, the aromas were subdued and we mainly picked up berry and maybe some earthiness. We took our first tastes and got responses of fruit, berries (specifically blueberry and blackberry) someone said fig and pomegranate. We could also detect some oak and alcohol.
This wine really opens up after some time in the glass so it would probably benefit from opening the bottle early or decanting. Later sips revealed more integration of the flavor and aromas and we got a balanced flavor of blueberry, cherry, oak and a little vanilla. Tannins were there but not overpowering and contributed a pleasant dryness. Our group of four all found this to be a delicious wine. It was good alone and would also be a good companion to a hearty dinner. We estimated price of around 30 to 40 dollars per bottle so this casemates price is a bargain!