Having a beautiful saturated color, the wine’s nose is enchanting with a complex potpourri of rich, ripe sweet black fruits, plum, and spicebox with hints of beautiful herbs de Provence.


The palate of the wine is structured with fine-grained smooth tannins and notes of mineral, crème cassis, and finishes very long with monumental purity.

Growing Conditions

Dry years really favor our Mill Creek Upland Vineyard and in ’05
this vineyard performed so well that it makes up the entire blend.


This wine will drink wonderfully upon release but has only begun to show its merits to be revealed with some cellar time. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the blend as usual, with merlot providing some aromatic lift and palate rounding, and Petit Verdot providing power, plum and black fruits, and age-ability.

This wine will undoubtedly become known as one of the finest Leonetti wines ever.


Aged in new French oak barrels and large oval botti for 22 months.