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2003 Leonetti Walla Walla Reserve

  • 97 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 52974-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($100; cabernet sauvignon with 16% merlot and 13% petit verdot, all estate fruit; aged in 70% new French oak) Good deep, bright ruby. Superripe aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, roast coffee, bitter chocolate and sexy oak. Rich, dense and sappy, with lovely verve to the sweet, intense dark fruit flavors. Wonderfully horizontal wine, saturating the palate with fruit on the dense, very long finish. This already offers great appeal but I'd give it some time to develop. The pH here, says Figgins, is 3.7, which is quite healthy in the context of this vintage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Mouth-watering quantities of black raspberries and cassis liqueur are found in the nose of the stunning 2003 Reserve. A huge, immensely deep wine of intense concentration, it coats the palate with waves of dark raspberries and super-ripe black currants whose flavors linger in its exceptionally long finish. This decadent behemoth is magnificent to taste now and will be sumptuous over the next 15+ years.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Smoky, toasty overtones add interest to the dark berry and balsamic aromas and flavors that glide smoothly over the fine-grained tannins as the persistent, distinctive finish does a long diminuendo. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. 755 cases made.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Matt D596
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Jkbergmann
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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In a state most often associated with rain and apples, vineyards occupy more land each year. Nearly all of this vineyard expansion has taken place in the eastern part of the state, where arid, almost desert-like conditions prevail. Winters are harsh and frost is always a threat, but such conditions, along with sandy soils, have allowed most Washington vines to grow on their own rootstocks—a rarity among wine regions throughout the world. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 178 bottles owned
  • 54 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 54 collectors)