Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"Rich and ripe, packed with beautiful currant and berry flavors, framed with superfine tannins that let the fruit and subtly spicy overtones linger effortlessly on the long finish."
"This is the winery's first nonreserve Cabernet from 100% Walla Walla fruit. It’s a subtle style shift: more floral qualities, more finesse, a mix of red fruits and a light hint of bell pepper. Tannins are soft but substantial; in the mouth, flavors extend and include interesting herb and leaf nuances. The core of ripe fruit is there and firmly in place; the tannins are showing a bit of stem right now and the oak is hiding."
"The rich, highly expressive aromas of the 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley burst from the glass with cassis, spiced oak, jammy blackberries, candied plums, smoke, grilled toast, and juniper berries. Medium to full-bodied, it coats the taster's palate with Italian Roma tomatoes, red cherries, assorted dark fruits, and countless spices. This lush wine, a blend of 89.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.4% Merlot, and 2.1% Petit Verdot, is dense, concentrated, and reveals loads of tannin in its finish."
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Exclusive production of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have been the hallmark of Gary Figgins' Leonetti Cellar winery in the suburbs of Walla Walla. Grapes from his own vineyard and from other nearby properties are used to create these rich and robust varietal wines. The attractive new winery building made of native stone houses barrel storage and fermenting tanks.
Learn About Walla Walla Valley
So nice, they say it twice...
Sharing part of the valley with Oregon, Walla Walla is on the southeast side of the Columbia Valley. It is primarily red grape land, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading in the vineyards, followed by Merlot and the ever-growing and very popular, Syrah.
In the 1990's, as Washington State was gaining more acclaim for its red wines, Walla Walla was...
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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon
(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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