2017 Leonardini Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena
93 points, James Suckling
This 2017 Leonardini Vineyard is a powerful example of Cabernet Sauvignon. It begins on the nose with black cherries, blueberries, cassis, mixed berry cobbler, violets, lavender, dark chocolate, and toasted croissant. 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, Kalamata olives, tar, toasted walnuts, vanillin, and cedar on the finish. The beautiful underlying tannin structure, complexity, and ample fruit will evolve over time and age gracefully for 10-15 years.
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: St. Helena, Leonardini Vineyard
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon