Fine & Rare Wine Live Auction

February 25, 2017

LOT 81
LEONETTI CELLAR CABERNET SAUVIGNON WALLA WALLA VALLEY 2009 (5) 95 WA
  • LEONETTI CELLAR CABERNET SAUVIGNON WALLA WALLA VALLEY 2009 (5) 95 WA

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LEONETTI CELLAR CABERNET SAUVIGNON WALLA WALLA VALLEY 2009
Columbia Valley. Washington.

The Leonetti 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - which incorporates some Merlot and Carmenere along with a smidgeon of Malbec - surprisingly evinces blueberry as well as cassis and cherry, in sweet but neither cooked nor confitured fashion, shadowed by suggestions of their high-toned, distilled counterparts. Ginger, cinnamon, toasted pecan, black tea and mint accents add to the appeal of lush fruit on a finely-tannic, full-bodied (14.6% alcohol) yet buoyant palate, and this finishes with an invigoratingly tart fruit skin edge and positively vibrant "ping" of sheer juiciness and energy that leave one's attention focused on a quivering tongue and the next sip. What a terrific example of how to achieve richness and sweetness of fruit while remaining fleet of foot! This beauty is unlikely to take a misstep for at least the next 12-15 years. 95 WA


5 bts. per lot $600 - $700

Realised: $840
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Score: 95
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Vintage: 2009