2018 Whitehall Lane 'Leonardini Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$89.95

This 2018 Leonardini Estate wine is a quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon. It begins on the nose with black cherry cola, ripe red raspberries, caramel, dark chocolate, pencil shavings, and cinnamon. Its balance and mid-palate are most notable, providing long, plush tannins alongside its dense fruit character. On the palate, it delivers chocolate covered cherries, mixed berry plum jam, toasted walnuts, slate, toffee, brioche, 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.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Jason Moulton
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
26 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak 65% New
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
Leonardini Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
96% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Petite Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.9%
Score Wine Spectator:
91
SKU #:
1050964
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS93

James Suckling

Blackcurrants, grilled herbs, tobacco and mocha on the nose as well as some charcoal and meaty notes. Hints of toffee, too. Full-bodied with firm, plush tannins and a rich, velvety texture. Polished, creamy finish. Drink from 2023.

WS91
WINE SPECTATOR
Ripe and polished, showing friendly creamed plum, cherry puree and red licorice notes gilded by a hint of violet, with sweet spice and lightly toasted vanilla details on the finish. Drink now through 2029. 1,282 cases made. (JM)