More serious, edgy and structured, the spectacular 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Carmenere that spent 22 months in new and neutral French oak. Layered, pure and complex, with ethereal spice-laced black currant and blackberry fruit, singed herbs, coffee and floral notes on the nose, this full-bodied, impeccably balanced 2010 has phenomenal purity of fruit, a great mid-palate and masses of finely polished, perfectly ripe tannin that coat the palate. Brilliant on all accounts, it will live to see its 25th birthday in fine form. Drink now-2035. Rating: 97+
All Leonetti wines are 100% estate-grown fruit, mixing Seven Hills, Mill Creek Upland and Loess vineyard grapes. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon includes 12% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Carmenère in the blend. Young and chewy, with a hint of herbaceousness, this shows lovely balance and a mix of raspberry, black cherry, cassis, coffee and cacao. It’s a young, deep and powerful wine that will certainly reward cellaring. Cellar Selection.
“For more than 30 years, my family has been producing wines of consistently high quality at Leonetti Cellars, driven by the vision of my parents and founders, Gary and Nancy Figgins. What started as a dream to make world class wines in Walla Walla, became a true success story. Now, my role is to continue to evolve that vision at Leonetti while leading the charge for the next generation of Walla Walla vintners in the same way my father inspired the generation before me. We are dedicated to growing, producing, and marketing wine and food of world class quality, sustainability, and pedigree. Our pursuit of excellence in viticulture and winemaking is uncompromising, which allows our brands to reflect the deep sense of place and connection to the land that inspires our family on a daily basis.”
-Chris Figgins, President & Winemaking Director at Leonetti Cellars
As Walla Walla Valley’s first commercial winery, Leonetti Cellars was established in 1977. Although their initial grape plantings were of Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling, they now produce a range of wines including Merlot and Sangiovese. Because of the high prices that the winery demands for their Bordeaux-inspired wines, Leonetti and its key vineyards have become one of the top-tier wineries in the up-and-coming region of Washington. The region’s silty loam soils are responsible for the wealth of variety that their terroir creates, especially on the different aspects and slopes that define the Walla Walla Valley.
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