There can be only one "first." In the case of Walla Walla wineries, that first is Leonetti. A Walla Walla and Washington State wine pioneer, Leonetti wines have long held a special place in wine cellars worldwide.
We're enthusiastic about Washington's 2015 vintage, which delivered beautiful fruit and surprising balance. Leonetti's wines are not yet rated so we've included notes from winemaker Chris Figgins. Enjoy!
Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
$121.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($134.95 regular)
Nearly black in the glass. Intricate nose of licorice, lavender, dried herb, cold black coffee mixed with caramel, black fruits, and elderberry. Incredible purity of fruit. Massive, but plush, with a core of mouthwatering acidity and a polished finish. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc.
$89.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($99.95 regular)
2016 will be remembered as a classic vintage for Merlot. This wine has a delicious, creamy nose with jammy black fruits and mixed florals. It is incredibly broad on the palate-a distinctive characteristic of Washington Merlot. The finish is spicy, sweet, lively, and lengthy.
Leonetti Cellar Reserve 2015
$179.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($199.95 regular)
Our flagship '15 Reserve has an explosive nose of vanilla, lavender, cinnamon graham cracker, and puree of ripe bramble berries. Time in the glass reveals secondary notes of cedar and strawberry rhubarb pie. Seamless tannins and incredible length. With a finish resembling cherry liqueur, the Malbec brings the wine into tight focus. 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Malbec, 8% Merlot.
Leonetti Cellar Sangiovese 2015
$85.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($94.95 regular)
I believe this to be our finest Sangiovese since we began producing the variety in 1995. The nose is flamboyant with graham cracker, pureed raspberries, tar, and cigar box. Rustic, perfectly polished tannins and a long, pure finish.
Figgins Estate Red Wine 2014
$98.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($109.95 regular)
94 points Wine Advocate: "Chris makes a single Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated red that's brought up all in small new and used barrels. The 2014 Estate Red Wine is a blockbuster that comes from estate vineyards in Walla Walla and incorporates a splash of Merlot and Petit Verdot. Cassis, blackcurrant, roasted herbs, graphite and scorched earth all give way to a full-bodied, structured, impressively balanced red that has polished tannin (and lots of them), a core of sweet fruit and a great finish. Give it a few years of bottle age and drink over the following 10-15+ years.
We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Thank you for reading and for your support!
Marcus and Andy