Initially a little flabby and hollow, this got better as it came up a bit from cellar temperature but the oak is still a little overbearing. Shows a nice crisp acidity without being overripe, but this is just slightly out of balance.
Vintage Imports Tasting (World Cafe Live, Philadelphia): Very nutty, with some toasty oak spice. Pretty good balance of new worldliness and acidity. I don't know that I'd ever buy this (I don't drink much Cali Chard and this isn't going to change that), but I'm not going to complain if someone pours me a glass.
Tour - Napa 2012; 11/16/2012-11/19/2012 (Napa, CA): Bouquet apple, pear, butter, stone. Taste lemon, apple, pear, vanilla, mineral. Very disappointed with all Frogs Leap wines tasted in this flight. $26-over priced! Tasted at Frogs Leap on Napa trip.