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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 108923)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $89.99

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
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:

The 1989 vintage of this wine was ranked #6 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1992

Seductive color saturation to the rim. The nose on the Cabernet Sauvignon captures what makes this one of the world's finest wine grapes—it is an exotic array of spices, dried herbs, lavender, charcuterie, mocha, cassis, vanilla, and ripe red and black fruits. In the very distant background there is a lovely note of mint. The wine has incredible density, with very ripe tannin that is suave on the palate. The finish is ultra long and pleasant. This wine is distinctively Walla Walla and why our valley is becoming an international focal point for Cabernet.

Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 4% Carmenere and 3% Malbec

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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.