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    Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Walla Walla Valley, Washington

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    • WE98
    • W&S94
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 98 Wine Enthusiast, 94 The Wine Advocate, 94 International Wine Cellar, 94 Wine & Spirits, 93 Wine Spectator

    Region: Walla Walla Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.6%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 108923

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1989 vintage of this wine was ranked #6 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1992

    Seductive color saturation to the rim. The nose on the Cabernet Sauvignon captures what makes this one of the world's finest wine grapes—it is an exotic array of spices, dried herbs, lavender, charcuterie, mocha, cassis, vanilla, and ripe red and black fruits. In the very distant background there is a lovely note of mint. The wine has incredible density, with very ripe tannin that is suave on the palate. The finish is ultra long and pleasant. This wine is distinctively Walla Walla and why our valley is becoming an international focal point for Cabernet.

    Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 4% Carmenere and 3% Malbec

    Critical Acclaim:

    Dense, aromatic, layered and rich, this wine explodes from the glass with scents and flavors of concentrated berries, cassis, black cherry, and more. The vines have reached a mature stage that amplifies the fruit and keeps the generous barrel flavors in perfect balance. The barrel notes roll on in a chorus of toasty accents, and the finish is as good in the last minute as the first whiff from the glass.

    98 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a bigger, more structured wine. Dense, layered, and with a suave personality, it will continue to blossom for another 5-6 years and should see its 20th birthday in fine form.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Deep, saturated ruby-red. Sweet aromas of cassis, coffee and licorice. Superconcentrated, voluptuous and seamless, with outstanding density of fruit. The compellingly sweet, urgent dark berry flavors carry through to an extremely long, broad, sweetly tannic finish. Not at all dominated by oak; Chris Figgins told me that his family is using less and less American oak, and that no new American barrels were used for this cabernet.

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The violet and tobacco leaf scents mark thsi clearly as a Walla Walla Valley cabernet. With air, a pretty herbal note, like sarsaparilla, starts to emerge. For all of these savory elements the wine is remarkably generous and fruit-driven, packed with flavors of cherry and fresh fig. They more effortlessly across the palate, driven by a brisk acidity, marked by fine tannins. A formidable wine, ready to decant for a hearty steak.

    94 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Dense with tannins, sporting flavors of licorice, blackberry and smoke that push to get through. This finishes tight but glows with fruit and savory notes on the long aftertaste. Needs significant cellaring. Best after 2014.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator
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