100% Pinot Noir from Languedoc, France.
Sample submitted for review. SRP of $9 and available for around $8. Imported by Palm Bay International.
From the bottle:
"Arrogant Frog is a wine that proudly embraces its origin in the South of France. To obtain the fruit-forward, rich and elegant style that defines Arrogant Frog, its creator Jean-Claude Mas harvests its grapes at perfect maturity from the hillsides of the five main valleys of the Languedoc.
Our Pinot Noir has persistent aromas of red berries, cherries and soft spices with a silky palate. Serve with grilled meat, rack of lamb, pot roast, poultry, game, salmon, grilled vegetables or soft cheeses.
Impress your senses with the Arrogant Frog...and Live, Laugh, Leap!
Here at The Reverse Wine Snob we're big fans of the wines of Paul Mas. Wines like the Bulk Buy rated Paul Mas Estate Single Vineyard Collection Malbec and the wine from the vineyard so good they built a wall around it, the Chateau Paul Mas Clos des Mures. Today, however is the first time we've sampled anything from the Arrogant Frog line, a label created by Paul Mas in response to the "arrogant" assumption that the Languedoc can't produce world class wines. Sounds like this one is right up our alley!
The 2013 Arrogant Frog Pinot Noir by Jean-Claude Mas begins with a really lovely nose that is Pinot Noir through and through. Aromas of strawberry, licorice, cola, oak and touches of tomato plant, rhubarb and vanilla all combine excellently. Tasting the wine reveals lots of lovely spice, wonderful touches of earth and a good amount of juicy fruit. Smooth and very easy to drink, this medium-bodied wine also features good acidity. It ends dry and long with continuing lovely spice notes along with hints of vanilla and cola. I absolutely love it and it just keeps getting better with more air. This one definitely gets a spot on our Pinot Noir for the 99 list as well!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.