Red

2009 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Franklin 10 wrote:

    August 5, 2016 - 2 hr decant.

    Concentrated bright red fruit. Nice complexity with distinct dried flower component.

    Well made, will probably wait on my second bottle for tertiary development experiment past 2022.

  • SonnyChiba wrote: (94 points)

    November 2, 2015 - Rich and silky smooth on the palate. Very quality feel to it. Layers of delicious black and red fruit, licorice, everything working together very well. Could use a little more time in the bottle but certainly ok to drink now. Really nice wine, I am a fan.

  • Redteeth wrote:

    December 31, 2013 - Drank four wines produced by the Fiiggins Family from this vintage. The wines were 2009 Figgins Estate Red, Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon, Leonetti Reserve, and Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon. The bottles were not decanted but all were given significant time to breathe. The Figgins Estate and Leonetti Reserve are Bordeaux blends, the other two are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon. All of the wines were excellent. As might be expected, the tasters had differing impressions and those impressions changed over time. The Figgins had an excellent nose with a lot of Blackberry and Blueberry and a rich, complex taste. The Leonetti Reserve also had a rich complex taste and really was impressive as time went on. I think both of these wines really displayed the benefit of the full Bordeaux style blend. Of the two Cabs, the Doubleback, while enjoyable, seemed a bit simpler and was the least impressive, and the Leonetti showed more oak initially. It was an interesting and fun comparison of four related, but different, world class wines. My take away was that Doubleback may not be worth it's price.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)

    (Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Walla Walla Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    12/4/2013 (link) ***** points

    (Leonetti Cellar Reserve Red Wine Walla Walla Valley) Aromatically intoxicating with black currant, a medley of red and black fruit, bittersweet chocolate, anise, scorched earth, and oak spices. The palate is dense, rich, and concentrated with black fruit flavors and plump, plush tannins. A gorgeous, showy wine that displays beautifully after a few hours open. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot. Mill Creek Upland, Seven Hills, and Loess vineyards. Aged 22 months in French oak. 1,060 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Leonetti Cellar
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,059 (74%)
  • Consumed 351 (25%)

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