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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 115600)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 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
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 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:

Saturated dark ruby to the rim. The 2010 Cabernet has a tremendously pleasing nose of mixed berries, creme brulee, cassis, baking spices, and cinnamon. There is truly an exceptional purity to the nose that makes me close my eyes when I place my nose inside to focus on this chimera in a glass. The palate is tightly wound yet plush, having simply perfect balance and length. There is a lot of ripe tannin here, but not a rough edge to be found. After 5 days open, the wine continues to develop and display remarkable purity of fruit.

Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 4% Carmenere

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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.