Pasta dinner at Tavolata's in Belltown with Gary and Michelle. Young, but opened up in decanter after an hour. Stunning, great balance dark fruit, complexity with savory flavors, medium acidity, acid and tannins. Drank well but will be even better in 5 years, structure to last.
Only gave 99 due to it being an infant. Provides everything you would expect to develop into a top world class Cab. needs 5-10 years of rest before full potential will be realized. this is a cornerstone wine. Chris Figgins maximized potential with this wine.
Decanted for three hours. Seamless execution and the balance is very attractive; the palate is exceptional. The nose and flavor profile is not perfect, however, still enchanting: sliced plum, baking spice, blueberry and truffle oil. This Reserve is decently long and will most certainly age for many years. Drink 2016 - 2036.
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(Leonetti Cellar Reserve Red Wine Walla Walla Valley) Locked up tightly initially it opens to be richly aromatic and complex with dark coffee, rich black cherry, licorice, earth, and spice. The palate is concentrated with dark fruit and cranberry flavors and tightly wound tannins with a long, lingering finish. A beautiful wine with decades of enjoyment in front of it. Give five years or an extended decant. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 9% Malbec. Loess, Mill Creek Upland, Seven Hills, and Leonetti Old Block vineyards. Aged 22 months in French oak. 1,003 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
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