Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Walla Walla Valley, Washington

2020 vintage – 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec from Loess, Mill Creek Upland, Seven Hills, Serra Pedace, Leonetti Old Block, and Holy Roller vineyards. Each vineyard site was chosen for its unique soils, slopes, aspects, and mesoclimates. The vineyards are farmed intensively by hand, with a focus on sustainability. The wine was aged 22 months in new and once filled French oak barrels, and neutral oval botti. Gorgeously saturated color. Very dark crimson to the rim of the glass. Explosive nose of baking spices, rising sourdough, honey, plum flower, and ripe plum fruit. Viscous and creamy on the palate, with notes of red currant and fresh herbs. The beautiful structure has full-bodied, fine-grained tannins and a long, luscious, and intense finish. For more than 30 years, the Figgins Family has been producing wines of consistently high quality at Leonetti Cellar, which was originally bonded in 1977 by Founders Gary and Nancy Figgins.