Leonetti Cellar was founded in 1977 by Gary and Nancy Figgins. Leonetti, along with Quilceda Creek and Woodward Canyon put premium Washington Cabernet Sauvignon on the radar of wine consumers across the United States.
Leonetti is near and dear to me as a wine consumer as well, and I have been on their mailing list for 15 years now. Vintages like the 92 Merlot and 98 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon are included among my most memorable wines.
Spice box on the nose. Cassis, graham, cherries and a touch of vanilla. This wine is impeccably balanced with super silky tannins and an exceptionally long, spicy finish.
Leonetti has a full mailing list, but the wine is readily available at retail in late March every spring. Leonetti has done an exceptional job at holding the line on prices and you should be able to find bottles right around $80.
My rating: 93 points