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2008 Leonetti Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1068127 98 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Dense, aromatic, layered and rich, this wine explodes from the glass with scents and flavors of concentrated berries, cassis, black cherry, and more. The vines have reached a mature stage that amplifies the fruit and keeps the generous barrel flavors in perfect balance. The barrel notes roll on in a chorus of toasty accents, and the finish is as good in the last minute as the first whiff from the glass. *Editors' Choice* (PG) Inner quote mark (9/2011)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a bigger, more structured wine. Dense, layered, and with a suave personality, it will continue to blossom for another 5-6 years and should see its 20th birthday in fine form. (JM) Inner quote mark (8/2011)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Deep, saturated ruby-red. Sweet aromas of cassis, coffee and licorice. Superconcentrated, voluptuous and seamless, with outstanding density of fruit. The compellingly sweet, urgent dark berry flavors carry through to an extremely long, broad, sweetly tannic finish. Not at all dominated by oak; Chris Figgins told me that his family is using less and less American oak, and that no new American barrels were used for this Cabernet. (ST) Inner quote mark (10/2011)

94 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark The violet and tobacco leaf scents mark this clearly as a Walla Walla Valley Cab­ernet. With air, a pretty herbal note, like sarsaparilla, starts to emerge. For all of these savory elements the wine is remarkably generous and fruit-driven, packed with flavors of cherry and fresh fig. They move effortlessly across the palate, driven by a brisk acidity, marked by fine tannins. A formidable wine, ready to decant for a hearty steak. Inner quote mark (10/2011)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Dense with tannins, sporting flavors of licorice, blackberry and smoke that push to get through. Finishes tight, but glows with fruit and savory notes on the long aftertaste. Needs significant cellaring. (HS) Inner quote mark (9/2011)

K&L Notes

Leonetti Cellar belongs in the pantheon of domestic wine pioneers, planting grapes and making stellar wines in Washington's Walla Walla Valley back in the 1970s, when no one else really was. The wines are always extremely sought after, especially after they're reviewed. The 2008 is quite seductive, with dried sage, lavender and mint aromas providing a lovely overture to deeper roasted meat, cassis, blackberry and spice notes. The bouquet is mirrored on the palate, with well-integrated tannins, a good acidic backbone and long, long finish.


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