Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 1995
Vineyards in This Wine Seven Hills Vineyards, Windrow Vineyard, and Pepper Bridge Farms from Walla Walla Valley; Portteus Vineyard from Yakima Valley; Sagemoor Vineyard from Columbia Valley. A ging Profile Varied mix of new American, French, Oregon and Hungarian Woods Blending Detail Cabernet Sauvignon 85% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc 8%
Each of our vineyard solis shape the wine that comes from it. This is the essence of terroir. The soil of Seven Hills at the south end of the Valley is Ellisford Silt Loam.
External Reviews for Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley
Aromatically the ruby-colored 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a blast of chocolate syrup covered cherry ice cream caramel coconut cassis liqueur and mint-julep. This medium-to-full-bodied silky-textured rich and candied wine offers loads of super-ripe red and black berry fruit as well as boatloads of pepper and Asian spices. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. I love drinking Leonetti s wines especially when they are young. Figgins offerings consistently qualify as some of the world s best drinking reds. They are candied oak bombs that satisfy my cravings for uninhibited pleasure. However having tasted through a number of older releases I do not believe these wines can be considered ageworthy. With time the explosive sultriness of the fruit and copious oak spices lose their exuberant youthful qualities. The wines while still extremely pleasurable to drink do taste more subtle but this restraint makes them less interesting and fun. For example when young the 1989 Cabernet Sauvignon Seven Hills Reserve was the sexiest sultriest and most hedonistically pleasurable Cabernet I had ever put to my lips. My score at the time was in the upper-90s today after time has tamed the wine I rate it a 90 - still outstanding and pleasurable but no longer mind-boggling. This is not a knock at Leonetti s wines. I believe the most important factor is how much pleasure a wine gives not how long it gives it. Figgins wines tend to be superb the day they are purchased so why defer your gratification? Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.