proper Cellaring recommendations
Our Reserve is made to age for 20 - 30 years in your cellar. Of course, there are some vintage-to-vintage variations to this recommendation. Wine should be stored horizontally at 55 - 57 degrees in a vibration and light free environment.
Drink now through 2030
The goal with Leonetti Reserve is simple – produce the finest wine our Walla Walla Valley vineyards are capable of producing regardless of varietal, creating a wine whose peers come only from the finest vineyards in the world. We can confidently say that the 2005 meets this billing. Having a beautiful saturated color, the wine’s nose is enchanting with a complex potpourri of rich, ripe sweet black fruits, plum, and spicebox with hints of beautiful herbs de Provence. The palate of the wine is structured with fine-grained smooth tannins and notes of mineral, crème cassis, and finishes very long with monumental purity.
This wine will drink wonderfully upon release, but has only begun to show its merits to be revealed with some cellar time. Cabernet sauvignon dominates the blend as usual, with merlot providing some aromatic lift and palate rounding, and petit verdot providing power, plum and black fruits, and agebility. Dry years really favor our Mill Creek Upland Vineyard, and in ’05 this vineyard performed so well that it makes up the entire blend.
This wine will undoubtedly become know as one of the finest Leonetti wines ever.
Cellaring Window for your Leonetti Reserve