Leonetti Reserve 2000
Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Washington
2000 Reserve reveals beautifully deep color and a bright, high tone nose of ripe fruits, cedar, and spicy oak-influenced vanillin. This is a tightly wound wine with long aging potential that will be immediately pleasing as well.
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 40% Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 10%
"Amazingly subtle, supple and rich in flavor, offering a magnificent cascade of blackberry, currant, persimmon and subtle spices that wangle in a touch of espresso as the flavors sail on and on. Texture is beautifully polished, finishing with a subliminal spice note. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2015."
"It simply says “reserve” on the label, but the blend is 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cab Frank and 10% Petit Verdot. Soft, plush and forward, it envelops the palate in rich red fruits and sweet spice, then finishes with the layers of flavorful oak for which Leonetti is famous. Sophisticated, brilliant winemaking."
"A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Reserve displays an immensely spicy nose. Broad, intense, and concentrated, this is a powerful, medium-bodied wine packed with cassis and blackberries. Structured yet fresh and long in the finish, it should be enjoyed over the next 7-9 years. "
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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.
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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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