The Cabernet is sharply defined, with interesting citrus flavors defining the borders of the fruit. Lemon peel, candied pineapple and even grapefruit add lovely grace notes indicative of rich, clean, natural acids and a wine with plenty of glycerin. The stunning red fruits are polished and backed with details such as dried herb, and a tiny hint of mint. This may well be the most ageworthy Leonetti Cabernet ever made. *Best Wines of 2008 - Cellar Selection* (PG)
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon includes 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 4% Carmenere, and 2% Malbec in the blend. Purple-colored, it offers up notes of pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, black currants, and plum. It conceals enough structure to evolve for 4-6 years and the wine admirably balances power and elegance. Drink it from 2014 to 2030. Founded in 1978 by Gary Figgins, Leonetti Cellar remains a benchmark Washington winery. Shortly the winery will be in a position to achieve its goal of producing all of its wines from estate-grown Walla Walla vineyards. Gary's son Chris has taken over much of the day-to-day operation of the winery and in particular the viticultural component. (JM)
Good bright red-ruby. Tight aromas of cassis, black cherry, coffee and smoky oak. Deep, rich and powerful but youthfully brooding today in spite of its lovely sweetness of fruit. This really builds on the back end, finishing with a strong cocoa powder note and substantial dusty tannins. (ST)
Ripe and generous, this isn't a big wine, but it's beautifully focused to show its currant, blueberry, black cherry and dusky spice flavors, with a dusty note wafting through the gorgeously fashioned finish. Tannins are present, but they don't get in the way. (HS)
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