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2008 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley
- Columbia Valley
- Walla Walla Valley
Community Tasting Notes 49
flatlandfarmer Likes this wine: (91 points)
December 24, 2016 - Dark purple color, Intense nose with notes of mocha, chocolate, vanilla, wood spice, the typical WA dark fruit, black/raspberry, Xmas spice, cinnamon graham cracker, fruit loop cereal dust. Palette had good balance of acidity (medium +) and tannins (high). Really big body with good balance and length.
Sebacca Likes this wine: (95 points)
September 17, 2016 - Very very good. Drinkable now, but can still age for some time.
MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: (92 points)
June 17, 2016 - Have tried 2X this week. Once with couple hour decant and the other pop and pour. No improvement with the decant as this needs several more years in bottle. Old world style with tons of acid and tannin. Some blackcurrant, forest floor, and anise come through.
WAWINEFAN Likes this wine: (93 points)
April 9, 2016 - Opened at about 3:00 in the afternoon and decanted. Left out for about an hour and poured back in the bottle to take to a friend's home for a celebration. Wine has a wonderful full body nose and is well integrated with a full body finish. I do think that this wine needs some more time or could have sat out longer before consuming. We will let the other 2 bottles we have sit for longer before opening and enjoying.2 people found this helpful Comment
AngryPrez Likes this wine: (93 points)
February 16, 2016 - Really liked this wine, although it did take more than 90 minutes to start opening up - exceptionally balanced and flavorful. Need to get me some more of this ...
Pro Reviews 2
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)
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Washington Wine Report
By Sean Sullivan
9/21/2011 (link) ***** points
(Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley) An aromatically compelling, complex wine with seductive aromatics of sage and other herbal notes, earth, high-toned black cherry, red fruit, roasted espresso bean, and whiffs of licorice. Rich and broad on the palate without being weighty with incredibly pure, focused, fruit flavors. The tannin integration is beyond exceptional. Hangs and hangs on the finish. A beautiful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. Give two plus years. 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 4% Carmenère, 3% Malbec. Mill Creek Upland, Loess, and Seven Hills vineyard. Aged 22 months in new and neutral French oak. 14.6% alcohol. 2,980 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Leonetti Cellar
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Washington
- SubRegion Columbia Valley
- Appellation Walla Walla Valley
- Pending Delivery 9 (0%)
- In Cellars 2,125 (75%)
- Consumed 713 (25%)
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