Leonetti Seven Hills Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 126578
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST93
  • WS91
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

A very deep, darkly colored wine, our '96 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits exotic aromas of spices and sweet black fruits of cassis and blackberries. The wines loaded with gobs of wood influenced vanillin. A big, rich, chewy wine with the kind of density that can only be accomplished with very low yields. This is a full bodied, powerful wine with a satisfying, fruity finish. A great aging future awaits this wine.

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 86.5%, Merlot 8.6%, Cabernet Franc 1.3%, Petit Verdot 3.6%

Critical Acclaim

"Saturated ruby. Multidimensional nose features sappy black raspberry, violet, licorice, mocha, minerals, oak spice and a hint of pie crust. Dense and thick but bright and sappy, thanks to lively ripe acidity. Vibrant hint of lemon in the mouth. Very light on its feet for a red wine this concentrated. Finishes with very even tannins and outstanding length."
93 Points

"Firm and focused, a jazzy mouthful of spicy blackberry, black pepper and violet flavors that harmonize nicely on the graceful finish. Approachable now, but can age. Best after 2000."
91 Points

"The ruby/purple-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Seven Hills Vineyard Reserve offers enthralling blackberry, fresh herb, Asian spice, and raspberry aromas. This intense, concentrated, velvety textured, and medium to full-bodied wine coats the palate with its blood orange as well as red and black cherry flavors."
90 Points

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Learn About Leonetti Map ItMap It

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 Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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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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