Frolicking Frog Cellars
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Cheers! We are Proud to be Named a Double Gold Medal Winner
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Awards Frolicking Frog Cellars Among Best in 2013
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 27, 2013 – Stu Goldman, Winemaker of Frolicking Frog Cellars has been awarded a Double Gold Medal for their 2008 Petite Sirah at the 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC). The 13th annual Competition was held at the Rochester Plaza, March 23-24, 2013 in Rochester, NY. Known as the world’s largest charitable wine competition, is open to all commercial wineries from all wine-producing countries.
“This year’s Finger Lakes International Wine Competition has the most diverse international group of judges ever assembled in the United States to give the entrants the best possible global palate and global opinion.” said Peter Parts, event founder. A record 3,502 wines were entered from 880 wineries, 20 countries, 4 Canadian Provinces, and all 50 United States.
The competition judges awarded 100 Double Gold, 174 Gold, 1,204 Silver and 1,327 Bronze medals this year. Special award categories include: the John Rose Award for the best in class Riesling and the Crystal Grape Award for the best in class Icewine. Awards are also given for the highest scoring Double Gold Chardonnay and for the highest scoring Double Gold Cabernet Sauvignon.
The FLIWC recognized the following with distinction of quality and excellence: Double Gold Medal Winner Frolicking Frog Cellars
2008 Petite Sirah
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Stu Goldman, Winemaker of Atascadero based Frolicking Frog Cellars, founded in 2000 is pleased to announce the release of his first Bordeaux style Red Blend (2010), the "Frogmen."
The concept in making this handcrafted wine came from the long standing history of the many brave “Frogmen” military men and women, who served and who are serving today in our Armed Forces. Stu served in the Navy from 1969 to 1975 on the USS Amphion and the USS Vulcan during his military service,. This 750 ml. bottle of wine has been released in the Tasting Room only to Wine Club members (Horny Froggers), and Tasting Room patrons, and will soon be released to the public. Stu notes, "Many folks comment on our whimsical winery name. We just agree with them until they taste our wines, then they discover our wines can measure up to the best."
Frolicking Frog Cellars opened their wine tasting room in June, 2012 at 739-12th Street, Paso Robles (inside the Siegels Jewelry store, across from the historic Paso Park), with tasting room hours of Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 5 pm. The winery production facility is at 14490 San Miguel Road, Atascadero (off Hwy 41 west on historic E. G. Lewis founded Frog Pond Mountain). We can be reached at 805-235-8264 or 805-466-0779 - www.frolickingfrogwine.com.
This Bordeaux style Red Blend of 66% Merlot and 34% Cabernet Sauvignon carries a brilliance of two well suited and generous bodies of ripened fruit, floral purity, elegant tannin structure and rigorous grip. The wine is being dedicated as a tribute to our heroic men and women of the Navy Seals, Marine Recon, Army Rangers, Air Force Pararescue and Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal Units who risk their lives to protect our freedoms. The wine matured for 18 months in neutral French Oak and bottled in June 2012. Released in February, 2013. Paso Robles appellation. Produced 89 cases.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a brash, vigorous vine that grows easily in a variety of different soils all over the world. The Cabernet grape survives cold winters and buds late. However the Cabernet grape does need dry, well-drained soils and lots of sunshine to ripen properly. This explains why the shale rich earth of San Miguel and Paso Robles are its perfect environment.
The key to producing good quality Cabernet is to control its growth. It grows extremely easily, producing lots of leaves and shoots, and therefore needs to be pruned quite severely and hedged during the summer months. Cabernet produces small, round berries that are thick skinned and blue tinged. This can be crucial at the end of the growing season when rain can risk piercing and rotting the grapes and diluting the juice. Its thick skin also means the variety is not attacked by insects. In the past, the disadvantage of the Cabernet Sauvignon was its relatively low yields. Yet today, in our search for quality, this characteristic has become more of a virtue.
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