Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2003

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Vintage Notes Much like 2002, the 2003 vintage was incredible for its lack of precipitation. While Eastern Washington...

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Wine Commune Auctions
Berkeley, CA (680 mi)
USD 115.80
750ml
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A stupendous effort, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon sports deep aromas of sweet black fruits immersed in spices. Big, powerful, and robust, it coats t... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/17/2009

A stupendous effort, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon sports deep aromas of sweet black fruits immersed in spices. Big, powerful, and robust, it coats the palate with tar, licorice, stewed black cherries, and cassis liqueur yet retains an awe-inspiring ju... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Washington in USA. 2003 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

Vintage Notes Much like 2002, the 2003 vintage was incredible for its lack of precipitation. While Eastern Washington normally has little growing season rain—to have vintages nearly devoid of rain is quite unusual. In its’ place was our usual glorious warming sunshine and refreshingly cool nights. Spring time bloom occurred without event, resulting in even set and eventual ripening. All the blocks were picked at perfect maturity, with no rush to pick necessary ahead of rains. Winemaker notes Our deeply colored 2003 Cabernet has a stunning high-toned nose of ripe fruit, crème cassis, hints of sandalwood, and spicebox which all jump from the glass. An intense but lovely wine, the palate is loaded with ripe, sweet tannin and palate coating glycerin leading to a wonderfully long finish. A classic Cabernet that drinks well now but will reward long term cellaring as well. Vineyards in this Wine Mill Creek Upland, Seven Hills, Pepper Bridge, and Leonetti Estate Vineyard. 100% Walla Walla Valley vineyards. A ging Profile Aged in new French and American oak barrels for 22 months Blending Detail Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 18% Cabernet Franc 3% Carmenere 3% Production 2198 cases

Vintage Notes Much like 2002, the 2003 vintage was incredible for its lack of precipitation. While Eastern Washington normally has little growing season rain—to have vintages nearly devoid of rain is quite unusual. In its’ place was our usual glorious warming sunshine and refreshingly cool nights. Spring time bloom occurred without event, resulting in even set and eventual ripening. All the blocks were picked at perfect maturity, with no rush to pick necessary ahead of rains. Winemaker notes Our deeply colored 2003 Cabernet has a stunning high-toned nose of ripe fruit, crème cassis, hints of sandalwood, and spicebox which all jump from the glass. An intense but lovely wine, the palate is loaded with ripe, sweet tannin and palate coating glycerin leading to a wonderfully long finish. A classic Cabernet that drinks well now but will reward long term cellaring as well. Vineyards in this Wine Mill Creek Upland, Seven Hills, Pepper Bridge, and Leonetti Estate Vineyard. 100% Walla Walla Valley vineyards. A ging Profile Aged in new French and American oak barrels for 22 months Blending Detail Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 18% Cabernet Franc 3% Carmenere 3% Production 2198 cases

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