Walla Walla Valley Riesling 2021

Started out as a nice crisp fresh wine with notes of honey dew melon and lemon evolved over the course of an hour to near medium body with layers of more intense flavors of apricot and honey comb. Really good. — 3 months ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
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Figlia Walla Walla Valley Red Blend

One of the best crisp acidic red blends out of the Columbia valley. A spin-off of Leonetti’s success and heritage. — a year ago

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Leonetti Cellar

Walla Walla Valley Sangiovese 2014

The 2014 Sangiovese from Leonetti was Sourced from the Seven Hills, Loess, Mill Creek Upland and Serra Pedace vineyards, and incudes a small percentage of Aglianico (5%). This absolutely stunning Sangiovese opens with intense aromatics of red cherries, raspberries, cigar box and rose petals. The palate has wonderful minerality and shows impressive mid-palate weight, with flavors of dark cherry, red raspberries, pipe tobacco, milk chocolate, mint and pencil shavings that expand effortlessly. The astringency is absolutely wonderful, as is the long, mineral and dark fruit driven finish. This wine will cellar exceedingly well for a decade or more as this is a tremendous showing by Chris Figgins who has carefully crafted one of the most compelling examples new world Sangiovese that you will find. Drink 2019-2029- 94 — 4 years ago

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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Dr. Nice post Cheers 🍷
Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard

Had the 2010 last week and it was great!
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Great review of great wine!

Leonetti Cellar

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

David T

94 that pushes into 95. The perfect pair w/ Dutch Oven Roast.

Beautiful, dark currents & cassis. Ripe fruits with grey volcanic ash. My favorite Walla Walla producer of Cabernet. This 03 is at its peak.

Photos of Sofia and my tasting w/ Amy Figgins and their Vineyard Manager.
— 3 months ago

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Toil Oregon

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

a Figgins Family wine — 7 months ago

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Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Delicious Chris Figgins wine. — 3 years ago

Michael SeelyJeff Orlowski
with Michael and Jeff
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Pepper Bridge

Estate Vineyards Walla Walla Valley Merlot 2014

David T

The 14 is a blend of 77% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc & 7% Merlot. Nose of; ruby dark cassis, blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, hues of blue fruits, pepper and liquid violets. The mouthfeel is lush & ruby. M+ body & M+ tannins. Blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries and hues of blue fruits. Crushed rocks, soft leather, dry herbs, underbrush, loamy soil powder, notes of cigar, violets, dark florals, nice acidity and beautifully round, lush finish with sex appeal. Photos of; an aerial view of Pepper Bridge, estate grapes going through veraison, Owner-Norm McKibben, and ground shot of the estate. Producer notes and history...Norm McKibben is one of founding fathers of Walla Walla's wine industry. To his good friends and colleagues, he is better know as "Stormin' Norman." In Norm's 30 plus years in Walla Walla, the valley has evolved from a 40 vineyard acres to an appellation with more than 2,800 acres under vine. A good portion of the boom can be attributed to Norm even after coming to the game late after working for several decades as an engineer in the construction industry. Not wanting to retire after, he moved to Walla Walla to become an apple farmer. In 1989, he realized Walla Walla's potential for grape growing. Norm planted his first vineyard with help from his wife, Virginia and their eldest son, Shane. Two years later, Norm added Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These vines soon became the backbone of Pepper Bridge. Not long after he expanded his business and resume further. Norm got involved in the budding wine industry. He served as a partner and director at Canoe Ridge Vineyards, Hogue Cellars and worked with a number of Walla Walla's leading vintners. In 1996, he partnered with Gary Figgins of Leonetti Cellar and Marty Clubb of L'Ecole No. 41. At this point, McKibben had increased his vineyard holdings to 200 acres. In 1998, Norm officially started Pepper Bridge Winery. Today, Pepper Bridge Winery is a benchmark property in Walla Walla and Norm is an icon of the industry. He manages and consults for more than 600 acres of the top vineyard sites in Walla Walla; Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills and Les Collines. Norm also has introduced state of the art irrigation systems, soil moisture temperature monitoring equipment and sustainable farming techniques. Norm is a big believer in sustainable viticulture. All of his vineyards are certified sustainable by VINEA, the Walla Walla Valley's Sustainable Trust, and LIVE, an Oregon-based sustainable viticulture organization. They are also certified Salmon Safe and are monitored by the IOBC, the international body responsible for setting sustainability standards. In 1998, the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers honored Norm as "Grape Grower of the Year." That same year, he was appointed chair of the Washington Wine Commission and served in that position until retiring from the organization in 2001. If there is a Maverick of the Walla Walla wine producers, it would be Norm. — 7 years ago

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Estate Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

This wine was beautiful. Had it with the first if the season stews and the pairing was spot on. With 14 years of aging it still showed lots of fruit but the finish was smooth, velvety and copasetic. Wish all my wines had this finish! — 6 months ago

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Leonetti Cellar

Reserve Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Delectable Wine

Sweet herbal tones, tobacco, dark earth and dried black cherries form a dramatic bouquet as the 2017 smolders up from the glass. This is pure elegance on the palate, verging on opulence, yet with a core of tart black fruits and savory herbal tones to balance. Brisk acidity brings a nearly juicy feel toward the close. The 2017 folds in upon itself through the finish, balsamic and tarry, yet somehow maintains a lovely freshness as sweet tannins linger on. The 2017, an extremely warm vintage, contains 32% Petit Verdot, the largest amount ever included in the Reserve, balanced by 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec. Chris Figgins explained that Petit Verdot achieved perfect ripeness in 2017. (Eric Guido, Vinous, October 2023)
— 6 months ago

Marchesi Antinori

Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Cabernet any way you want it. Split decision amongst the crowd on WOTN. All showing well. The FRA and ITA need much more time. The Figgins was singing. — 5 years ago

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