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    Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Walla Walla Valley, Washington

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    • WE97
    • RP95
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 Wine Enthusiast, 95 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar, 91 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. 116095

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Dark as night. An absolutely explosive nose of ripe red and black fruits, licorice, coffee, cassis and pine boughs. Palate is gorgeously plush, rich, dense, long, and loaded with fruit. Tannin is smooth and ripe, finish lasts forever. A very flamboyant yet balanced Cabernet.

    Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Carmenere, and 1% Malbec

    Critical Acclaim:

    This is the best bottling of a very fine lineup from Leonetti. Dense, textural and complex, it showcases exceptional blending of flavors from the addition of just 7% Merlot, 4% Carmenere and 1% Malbec. Notes of plum, cassis, coffee grounds, dark chocolate and a hint of herb run through a complete and engaging finish, retaining both elegance and power. Cellar Selection.

    97 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The Leonetti 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - which incorporates some Merlot and Carmenere along with a smidgeon of Malbec - surprisingly evinces blueberry as well as cassis and cherry, in sweet but neither cooked nor confitured fashion, shadowed by suggestions of their high-toned, distilled counterparts. Ginger, cinnamon, toasted pecan, black tea and mint accents add to the appeal of lush fruit on a finely-tannic, full-bodied (14.6% alcohol) yet buoyant palate, and this finishes with an invigoratingly tart fruit skin edge and positively vibrant "ping" of sheer juiciness and energy that leave one's attention focused on a quivering tongue and the next sip. What a terrific example of how to achieve richness and sweetness of fruit while remaining fleet of foot! This beauty is unlikely to take a misstep for at least the next 12-15 years.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright ruby-red. Bright aromas of black cherry, cassis and licorice. Sweet and lush in the mouth, with a sexy exotic spice element lifting the powerful flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and cocoa powder. Creamy and very ripe but showing excellent energy for 2009. Impressively concentrated and long on the finish. A superb 2009.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Smooth and vibrant, this red offers rich blackberry and black tea flavors on a sinewy frame, lingering easily on the expressive finish.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
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