Whitehall Lane 2014 Cabernet Sauv Leonardini V. MAGNUM
2014 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Leonardini Vineyard St. Helena, Napa Valley
NVWE Notes: A terrific example of its vineyard and great vintage, this juicy-rich yet soft-edged Cab offers scents of Italian Maraschino cherry, black cherry, black currant, dark boysenberry, sweet dark pipe tobacco, toffee, vanilla, Kalamata olive, black tea and star anise. On the palate the vineyard's characteristic tannic grip is pushed rearward by a plush wave of fruit and sweet-savory spice. The finishing fruit and spice notes are a focused, slightly more coiled mirror of the nose, which suggests that this already very delicious wine will have much more to reveal to those with patience to hide some in the cellar for five years or so. 630 cases produced.
Deep garnet in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Leonardini Vineyard springs from the glass with flamboyant crème de cassis, prunes, baked blueberries and kirsch scents plus hints of sauteed herbs, smoked meats, tobacco and new leather. The full-bodied, savory palate delivers loads of meaty accents to the herb-laced, black fruit core, framed by firm, chewy tannins, finishing long and earthy. Drink Date 2019 - 2032. Lisa Perrotti-Brown 29th Mar 2019