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Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Walla Walla Valley, Washington) - [JD 98] [JS 98] [WE 93] [WS 92]
Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Walla Walla Valley, Washington) - [JD 98]


 
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Winery: Leonetti
Varietal: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Merlot
Region: Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: LEONETTICABWALLA16-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Penetratingly dark. Exhibiting a wonderfully complex nose of dried rosemary, sage, and lavender with subtle aromas of coffee and toffee. Remarkably refined with fantastic secondary notes – unusual in a wine this young. Delicious plum and blackberry saturate the palate and lead to a long and lush finish with soft tannins – truly emblematic of the delightful 2016 vintage.

GING PROFIL: E22 months in new and once-filled French oak barrels, and neutral French oak barrels and oval botti

BLENDING DETAIL: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Merlot

Ratings & Reviews

98 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, and 2% Merlot that spent 22 months in 75% new French oak. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a sensational, full-bodied, layered wine that's overflowing with notions of crème de cassis, crushed rocks, smoked tobacco, and hints of camphor. Seamless, elegant, and layered, yet also powerful, it rates with the top wines of the vintage. Readers should snatch this beauty up." - Jeb Dunnuck (4/11/2019)

98 Points - James Suckling:
"This regal wine really sets the tone for delivering poise, balance and elegance. Such distinctive cabernet redcurrants, cassis and red cherries, framed in cedary oak and tobacco. The palate is cast in noble tannins that deliver elegance and length. Deeply flavorful blackcurrants and dark cherries with chocolate that’s laced into the finish. A blend of 82% cabernet sauvignon, 13% petit verdot, 3% malbec and 2% merlot. Drink for the next decade and then some." (Apr 2019)

93 Points & Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast:
"For the first time this wine contains some fruit from the winery's Holy Roller Vineyard. The aromas pop, with notes of blackberry bramble, coffee, barrel spice and herb. Rich, ripe fruit flavors follow. There's a pleasing sense of plumpness to the flavors but also enough acidity and tannin structure to win the race. Best after 2026, with a long life beyond that." - SS (10/1/2019)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:

"Powerfully structured, with a vibrant core of lively acidity and tannins, accented by blackberry, green olive and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2027. 2,897 cases made." — TF (8/19)


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