In continuing our celebration of Washington Wine Month, we're proud to announce the annual release from Walla Walla's first commercial winery, Leonetti. Celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2017, they were truly pioneers of Walla Walla and of Washington State wine.
We're very excited about Washington's 2014 and 2015 vintages. Our tastings so far have yielding plush yet polished wines. Leonetti's wines are not yet rated but we expect some rocking reviews. As usual, these are limited and typically sell out quickly.Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
$112.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($124.95 regular)
Impenetrably dark. An explosive nose of coffee, red and black fruits, Russian sage, and garden herbs. Lesser notes follow of crème cassis, currant, and black olive. On the palate, the wine is dense, sweet, and broodingly dark. Simply perfect fine-grained tannins melded with laser-focused acidity deliver impressive length that lingers on the palate. 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11 Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot.Leonetti Cellar Merlot 2015
$88.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($97.95 regular)
This 100% Merlot pours inky into the glass. The nose is deep and intricate with top note florals lifting it higher as it opens. Tightly focused, the wine saturates the palate with dense blue and black fruits that linger endlessly. An immensely pleasurable wine, it possesses all the attributes that make Walla Walla one of the world's premier places to grow Merlot.Leonetti Cellar Reserve 2014
$179.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($199.95 regular)
Always our finest effort and the flagship of Leonetti. The 2014 pours into the glass dark and foreboding. The nose instantly delivers jasmine and white flowers. A second smell and taste reveal tar, asphalt, cassis, bramble fruit, white fir, and dried florals. The palate is seamless with impressive length, polish, and a plush, delicious finish. I'm incredibly proud of this Reserve vintage. 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot.