Red

2002 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • tomlee wrote: (95 points)

    September 9, 2017 - Dark crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 17% Petite Verdot all from estate vineyards. Gorgeous nose of blue and black fruits, molten licorice and cassis liqueur. Plush and silky. Medium to full bodied. Blueberry, black cherry, currants, pencil and baking spices on the palate. The finish is long and graceful with fine grained tannins. One of the very best Cabernet Sauvignon based wines being made in Washington. Aging beautifully. Drink over the next 5-7 years.

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  • John McCabe wrote: (96 points)

    August 15, 2017 - Glorious wine - one of the very best American Bordeaux blends I've had in quite a while. So seductive and captivating - it draws you in. There is intensity and assertiveness but also an ease and grace. Nothing is faded. There is a saltiness that I've noticed before in this wine and also in the regular bottling of Quilceda Creek - I find it very welcome. I had some older Leonetti Merlots recently and the results were mixed. This is firing on all cylinders though. What a beauty. 96+pts.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (92 points)

    May 20, 2017 - Leonetti Cellar Round Table Tasting (Knightsbridge - Northbrook IL): Tasting, brief note. Slightly more aromatic complexity than the 2005 just tasted with some earth, bigger spice and cigarbox, alongside black cherry, plum and cassis, all maturing nicely. Good weight and balance, even if not as much concentration as the 2005 now.

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  • John McCabe wrote: (96 points)

    March 19, 2017 - Captivating as always. There is a prominent, grainy sweetness at first but it falls away soon after, revealing a delicious, sumptuous wine that's deep and penetrating.

  • John McCabe wrote: (96 points)

    February 14, 2017 - Similar to previous notes. This needs about 1.5 hours to properly show what it has. There is a lovely grainy, gritty, sweet texture to this wine which is unusual but welcome. Red fruit is pronounced with a weight and intensity that is beautiful. There's so much energy, vibrancy and vitality to this cab; it's scintillating. There is purpose but also ease and grace. The cooler climate of Walla Walla vs. Napa is evident and is a welcome different style, and what a style it is; this is a gem.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2005, IWC Issue #123 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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

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  • In Cellars 1,192 (84%)
  • Consumed 223 (16%)

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