This is what happens when you grab a bottle of wine from the cellar without putting on reading glasses. I'd meant to open the last bottle of the Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon, and grabbed this instead. The moment I took the first sip, I knew what it was. I can't decide whether I'm sorry or not, even though it means I only have one left.
It's easily one of the best wines I've ever had, and I've had a lot of very good wine. Life is good.
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(Leonetti Cellar Reserve Red Wine Walla Walla Valley) Aromatically brooding with cassis, black cherry, coffee grounds, red fruit, licorice, and very high toned herbal notes. Locked up extremely tightly at present, this wine only reveals itself after several days of being open. On the palate, loaded full of fresh red and black fruit flavors and a tart, cranberry-filled finish. Tannins are extremely polished and the fruit flavors are supple. A multiple swallow wine that is simultaneously rich and sophisticated. Will age gracefully indefinitely. Give at least 3 years but patience will be rewarded with extended cellaring. 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 11% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. Mill Creek Upland, Loess, Seven Hills, and Leonetti Old Block. Aged 23 months in new and neutral French oak. 14.7% alcohol. 1,131 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
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