Cabernet Sauvignon

2015

This Cabernet is sourced from four sites: Seven Hills, Mill Creek Upland, Leonetti Old Block, and Loess vineyards. Aged 22 months in new and second-use French oak.

94 points
"...opens in the glass with a lovely bouquet of crushed blackcurrants, dark plums, mocha and a subtle framing of expensive new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and richly tannic, with good energy to its crunchy core of nicely concentrated fruit and a youthfully chewy, fine-grained finish. The tannic fist of the vintage does make itself felt, but by no means as assertively as in the 2015 Sangiovese. So, while this is never going to be the most elegant vintage of the Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon, it should reward 2 or 3 years in the cellar and drink well for a decade thereafter."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, June 2018
94 points
"Aromas of musky black raspberry and bitter chocolate. Wonderfully sweet, fat and deep; a ripe, spicy fruit bomb of a Cabernet, with plush, concentrated raspberry fruit carrying through to a very long finish featuring refined tannins. Chris Figgins noted that the harvest in 2015 was very early (he started picking his Merlot on August 26, the first time he has harvested this fruit before Labor Day), but that a lot of the growing season's heat units were accumulated after the harvest, noting that 1998 and 2009 yielded "a hotter style of wines.""
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, November 2018
92 points
"Refined and impressively built, with blackberry, bay leaf and clove flavors that take on depth and richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025. 2,882 cases made."
Tim Fish,
Wine Spectator
, July 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB7300-15
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cabernet Sauvignon