Though the Leonetti Reserve is a bigger and more substantial wine than the Cabernet, it initially seems to be less complex. But what's not to like? The fruit is juicy and lush, a mix of black cherry, blackberry and some tart boysenberry, and the wine is well structured, with richness, depth and plenty of ripe tannin.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.