1998 Leonetti - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(+?)

Full red-ruby color. Sexy aromas of raspberry, mocha and roast coffee. Juicy, sappy and sweet, with excellent acidity giving shape and definition to the cassis flavor. Very nicely integrated, subtle oakiness adds complexity. Finishes with a whiplash of dark berry flavor. This is less obviously opulent than it was when I tasted it immediately after the bottling last summer, but this superb cabernet offers terrific potential.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 98

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 88
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/22/2011
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Rating: 92
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/21/2011
Drink Dates: 2000-2014
Very Nice. Ripe red fruit still prominent with cassis and spice on the palate. The tannins are fully resolved. Long finish. Drink now.

Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

408 bottles owned by 155 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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