Leonetti cs

Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Leonetti Cellar

Exceptionally dark. Beautifully complex, sultry nose of dark fruits, including plum and cassis with dried herbs — predominantly rosemary and sage — with complementary notes of earth and tar. The wine has a wonderfully voluptuous texture on the palette and slowly reveals a masculine structure and excellent acidity on its long finish. A simply classic Leonetti Cabernet, reminiscent of the delicious 2008 vintage. 2012 was an exquisitely warm growing season and all of our Cabernet vineyards performed brilliantly.

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Appellation/ava:
Walla Walla Valley
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
96

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Aging:
New & once-filled French oak barrels (22 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.7
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
2900

Reviews

  • "96 points. The 2012 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon is similar to the Reserve, yet slightly more elegant and streamlined at present. Made from 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that spent 22 month in new and once-used French oak, it exhibits terrific aromatics of leafy herbs, spring flowers, violets, lead pencil shavings and ample cassis and black raspberry-style fruit. Full-bodied, seamless and perfectly balanced, with a stacked mid-palate and building tannin, it’s another candidate for short-term cellaring and will have 2-3 decades of overall longevity." (Wine Advocate)

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