2002 Leonetti - Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 750ml

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2002 Leonetti - Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley
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International Wine Cellar | 92(+?)

($70; includes 11% merlot as well as bits of carmenere and cabernet franc) Deep ruby-red. Highly aromatic, floral aromas of black plum, cassis, mulberry, toffee, coffee and licorice. Round, lush and sweet on entry, then pliant and chewy in the middle, with captivating sweetness. Densely packed and structured yet light on its feet. A real essence of cabernet, and very long on the finish. This may well merit an even higher score with three or four more years of bottle aging.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 123

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Wine Advocate | 95

Though the 2001 was exceedingly tannic, the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon is superb. Its cassis liqueur, blackberry, and spice aromas lead to a juicy, fresh, hugely ripe personality of exceptional purity and length. Blackberries, black currants, and dark cherries vie with spices and oak for the taster's attention. A complex, highly expressive, vibrant wine with a delightfully long, suave finish, it is a candidate for drinking over the next 10-14 years.

Drink Dates: 2006-2016
Author: Pierre Rovani
Issue: 164

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Wine Spectator | 92

Dense, focused and ripe, a spicy mouthful of black cherry, red currant and meaty flavors that last impressively on the well-formed finish. Oak is present but well-integrated. Needs lots of time to grow.

Drink Dates: 2009-2017
Author: Harvey Steiman


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Score: 95
Author: copiron
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 09/30/2013
The usual
Score: 94
Author: Kip S
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/23/2012
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Author: Michael N594
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/10/2011
Drink Dates:
even Charlie liked this wine!
Score: 93
Author: swimmer
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 08/16/2010
Score: 92
Author: Chip
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/15/2008
We had this with grilled New York Strips on 12/15/08. It was very nice with a wonderful bouquet of cassis, tobacco, blackberry, coffee, black cherry and bell pepper aromas. The palate was very smooth and dry with cassis, plum, black cherry, blackberry, tobacco, bell pepper and coffee flavors. The tannins were very rounded and well integrated...almost imperceptible. It had a medium 35 second finish. I really liked this.
More Vintages and Sizes of Leonetti - Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley:

2011 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)
1999 (750ml)

About This Producer


Gary Figgins, owner-winemaker of this oldest winery in the Walla Walla Valley, turned his winemaking hobby into a career in 1977 after years of amateur experimentation in is cellar. He is respected for being entirely self-educated in winemaking and having an obsessive attention to detail, going so far as to choose specific logs for his barrel staves years in advance. Despite his overwhelming success, total production of his Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, blends, and Riesling remains limited.

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