2018 Leonardini Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena
93 points, James Suckling
This 2018 Leonardini Vineyard is a powerful example of Cabernet Sauvignon. It begins on the nose with black cherries, blueberry pie, stewed Agen prunes, cassis, violets, milk chocolate, and a touch of cedar. Its balance and mid-palate are most notable, providing long, plush tannins alongside its dense fruit character. On the palate, it delivers rich sweet black fruits, fresh blueberries, tar, toasted walnuts, and fresh croissant. The beautiful underlying tannin structure, complexity, and ample fruit will evolve and age gracefully for 10-15 years.
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: St. Helena, Leonardini Vineyard
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon