2016 Leonardini Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points, Wine Advocate
92 points, James Suckling
92 points, Wine Spectator
This 2016 Leonardini Estate wine is a quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon. It begins on the nose with rich, dark black fruits, blueberries, blackberry bon bons, cassis, fragrant violets, tobacco leaf, and baking spices. Its balance and mid-palate are most notable, providing long, plush tannins alongside its dense fruit character. On the palate, it delivers baked berry crisp, black and red fruits, toasted walnuts, brioche, pencil shavings, and cedar on the finish. The beautiful underlying tannin structure, complexity, and ample fruit will evolve over time and age gracefully for 15-20 years.
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Petit Verdot