Frog's Leap Merlot
Think you don't like Merlot, or California Merlot specifically? Try Frog's Leap Merlot—a terrific wine at a great price. Rich, red plums are balanced with spiced wood and tobacco leaves; clay soil mixes with 18 months of oak aging for a taste that is soothing and warm, and moderately acidic with tight tannins. Roasted chicken pairs well, but this is a firecracker wine when passed around the Thanksgiving table.