Full Review

Great Frogs

Great Frogs
2017 Vintner’s Tobacco Barn Reserve Red Blend, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$40

Great Frogs
2017 Vintner’s Tobacco Barn Reserve Red Blend, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Dusty violet color. Complex aromas and flavors of black cassis, bacon, basil, violet petals, dark chocolate, and carob with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, appealing, medium-long finish manifesting elements of black pepper and toasted artisan baguette with chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A substantial and complex Maryland red that will be great with steaks.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: black cassis, bacon, basil, violet petals, dark chocolate, and carob
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of black pepper and toasted artisan baguette
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: East Texas Brisket, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A substantial and complex Maryland red that will be great with steaks.

The Producer

Great Frogs

The Producer
3218 Harness Creek Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403
USA
1 443-254-3054

Their Portfolio

BR Great Freogs 2017 Tanyard Choptank River Vineyards Red, Maryland 13.3% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Great Frogs 2015 Harness Creek Vineyard Vintner’s Red Anne Arundel County, Maryland 13% (USA) $45.00.
88 Great Frogs 2015 Harness Creek Vineyard Meritage Anne Arundel County, Maryland 13% (USA) $45.00.
BR Great Frogs 2016 Chesapeake White Queen Anne’s County, Maryland 13% (USA) $25.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Great Frogs 2016 Tanyard Reserve Choptank River Vineyards, Maryland 14% (USA) $35.00.
BR Great Frogs 2016 Queen Anne’s County Reserve, Chardonnay, Maryland 13.4% (USA) $30.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Great Frogs 2016 Vintner’s White Reserve Queen Anne’s County, Maryland 13.2% (USA) $30.00.
89 Great Frogs 2015 Harness Creek Vineyard Powatinika Red Blend Reserve Anne Arundel County , Maryland 13% (USA) $.00.
89 Great Frogs NV Chesapeake Red Blend , Maryland 14% (USA) $25.00.
85 Great Frogs 2016 Harness Creek Vineyards All Hands On Deck Anne Arundel County, Maryland 18% (USA) $35.00.
86 Great Frogs 2016 Harness Creek Vineyards EastPort Special Reserve Annapolis , Maryland 18% (USA) $60.00.
BR Great Frogs 2016 Harness Creek Vineyards Meritage, Anne Arundel County 13% (USA) $50.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Great Frogs 2016 Powatnika Harness Creek Vineyard, Anne Arundel County 13% (USA) $50.00.
88 Great Frogs 2017 Cold Blooded Tobacco Barn Reserve Red Blend, Maryland 13% (USA) $45.00.
BR Great Frogs 2017 Vitner’s White Reserve, Maryland 13.3% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Great Frogs 2017 Vintner’s Tobacco Barn Reserve Red Blend, Maryland 14% (USA) $40.00.
86 Great Frogs 2017 Harness Creek Vineyard, Chardonnay, Anne Arundel County 13.6% (USA) $40.00.
85 Great Frogs 2017 Atomic 29 Artisan Collection Red Blend, Maryland 13% (USA) $75.00.
85 Great Frogs 2018 Rosé, Maryland 12.4% (USA) $27.50.

Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.