Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 1994
Cabernet Sauvignon is a very dark wine with an incredible nose consisting of aromatic cedar, anise, black cherry, and balsam. This is a very distinctive wine with a rich, heavy mouth feel. This weighty palate impression is backed by high-quality, fine-grained tannins. Vineyards in this Wine Walla Walla Valley Vineyards (55%) Consisting of: Seven-Hills, Pepper Bridge Farm, Windrow, Leonetti Estate, and Spring Valley Vineyard. Columbia Valley Vineyards (45%), consisting of: Sagemoor Farms (Bacchus Vineyard), and Conner-Lee Vineyard. Blending Detail Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Merlot 8%, Cabernet Franc 6%, Petit Verdot 4%. A total of 1793 cases were produced.
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.
Enjoyed this on 11/1/08. Based on Parker's guidelines, 2004 was the outer limit...so I was a bit apprehensive. However, the wine is still fabulous. Great nose, not very flowery, but provocative and distinctive. Full on the palate, light tannins and easy drinking. Went well with the pork dish I had.
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The bright ruby-colored 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon has beguiling aromas of cassis jam and vanilla cream. This beautifully ripe wine is explosive, chewy, medium-to-full-bodied, and hedonistic. Its flavor ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Washington in USA. 1994 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
The bright ruby-colored 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon has beguiling aromas of cassis jam and vanilla cream. This beautifully ripe wine is explosive chewy medium-to-full-bodied and hedonistic. Its flavor profile filled with candied black raspberries cherries coconut and caramel represents liquid decadence. More decadent than intellectual it will take tasters to levels of pleasure rarely attained. Projected maturity: now-2004. 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? Tel. (509) 525-1428. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.