Sam, lucky you! I have yet to taste a Frog. (That sounds weird, huh.) Btw, a friend of mine who works for a large distributor had a field trip to Cayuse recently in which they tasted pretty much everything Christophe makes, and two bottles of each--one opened that morning and one opened just before they arrived late in the afternoon, which is fairly interesting since the distributors don't really get any wine to sell. Somebody up the line is pretty friendly with Christophe apparently. Anyway, my friend, Gabe, is not really a fan of new world wines in general, but the Cayuses blew him away and I was pretty impressed at the extent to which that happened--it's something along the lines of a miracle for him to come back with that kind of glow. They had actually planned on partying into the evening with Christophe and the well-connected upline had brought a bunch of old burgs etc along for just that purpose, which under normal circumstances would have worked, but apparently Christophe is totally smitten with the horses involved in this new project and preferred to be with the animals than drink burgundy! Gabe said the Horsepower vineyard is so closely planted that he, a tall and lanky kind of guy, barely fit between the rows.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov