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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 98107)
collectible wine
has fluid
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International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec.

Dense, saturated color. The initial nose is blueberry compote, blackberries and a whiff of pine resin and sawdust behind the classic Cabernet note of cassis. As I taste an open bottle over several days, the wine changes dramatically, with additional layers of armoas, including tobacco, more black fruits and vanilla revealing themselves. I'm always pleased when a wine does this, as it's a wonderful harbinger that it will continue to gain complexity in bottle for years to come. The palate of this Cab is just gorgeous, with a lush, mouth-coating texture. The tannin content is high, but they are very ripe, fine-grained and long. The wine finishes with an endless glycerin sweetness in which Leonetti wines are known.

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About Leonetti Cellar:

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.