Dark coarse tannins integrated with dry fruit of blue berry, currant and...figs??! Or is that just a figment of my imagination 😄. Great wine, fully bodied, edged in cigar tobacco and walnut, balanced finish. Celebrating this magical woman I met nearly 35 years ago. Witnessing her giving an inspirational presentation to women in leadership about ‘finding you voice and using it to make a difference’. She is amazing!! — 3 days ago
Hmm. Very flavorful rich at first taste but no depth. Very strange. Normally a Syrah from Walla Walla brings complexity and a lingering penetrating finish. This one was more single note of mulberry, blue berry and some green notes that didn’t evolve. Anyway. Still enjoyable. — 7 days ago
This is very “old world” in style and feel. Nose has smoke-tinged crushed rock dust, high-pitched tangy boysenberry fruit, and a mossy forest floor note. Relatively lean in style, it’s got jolting acids and good tannic scaffolding, and some dark fruit and savory notes in the close. I feel like this one could last quite a few more years. Reminds me of those VDP Syrahs that many of the best Cote Rotie growers produce. — 4 days ago
I have worked with Master Somm’s that would call this Napa Cabernet. If I wasn’t so familiar with Leonetti, I would too!!!
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Crazy with Prime Rib, Au Gratins & caramelized cooked carrots. Stupidly good.
Still youthful. Shows its best in 8-10 years.
The things that gives it away that it’s from Walla Walla are; its round, juicy, grapiness, (with age), moist clay & particularly its volcanic ash.
— 22 days ago
Color - dark purple garnet. A bold expressive funky perfume fruit nose so classic of Cayuse with mineral-meat, smokey and mint notes lingering with a vanilla toast scent. Juicy and elegant; rich with dark plum-cherry flavors intertwined with a smokey soil bacon bitters taste—the mineral-iron characteristics follow with a tobacco long finish. Looking forward to seeing how the flavors change with different foods and as the wine opens up. Bionic Frog is favorite and definitely a wine to try and store in your cellar. Christophe Baron does it again! — 15 days ago
Color of nice purple, different shades, not too dark. Nose of vanilla, milk chocolate, prune and cherry, nice oak and aldehyde, and a bit mint. Taste is silky with nice salty mineral and slightly sweet. Some more ripe grapes and oak on the 2nd sip. Also present are soft tannins, cherry, a bit zest, and some more vanilla. Tasty and well balanced. Sip after sip. — 19 days ago