As soon as I attempt to distinguish the share of any one sense from that of the others, I inevitably sever the full participation of my sensing body from the sensuous terrain. Many indigenous peoples construe awareness, or “mind,” not as a power that resides inside their heads, but rather as a quality that they themselves are inside of along with the other animals and plants, the mountains, and the clouds.
Planted in 1997 on the hills East of the 7Hills Old Block, this vineyard has many winemakers clamoring for it's grapes, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. At the zenith of this vineyard lies our Block 1, which Leonetti has proud sole rights to.
|SeVein - Southern Walla Walla Valley||930 - 1,050 feet||Predominantly North with one block of SW exposure||Cabernet Sauvignon||Walla Walla Silt Loam|
The oldest Cabernet Sauvignon in the Walla Walla Valley, these gnarly old vines are treasured for the incredible intensity and balance of the fruit they yield. This vineyard frequently is the heart of our Reserve.
|Adjacent to SeVein - Southern Walla Walla Valley||880 feet||Level||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot||Ellisforde Silt Loam|
Terraces carved into the side of this incredibly steep East facing slope on shallow rocky soils are a unique site in the Valley. The balance of the vineyard is planted to high density (2074 plants/ac) and is the finest fruit we have ever produced off of a young vineyard.
|SeVein - Southern Walla Walla Valley||1,200 - 1,430 feet||South, East, North||Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico||Walla Walla Silt Loam - Lickskillet Very Stony Loam - Anderly Silt Loam|
Our first venture into "the Rocks", we eagerly await our first fruit in 2016 from this impossibly cobbled vineyard.
|The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater||970 feet||Gently Westerly Slope||Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese||Freewater Very Cobbly Loam|
Since Leonetti's founding in 1977, Gary had coveted the hillside to the East of the winery, and in 1999 we were finally able to acquire it and plant it a few years later. Ever since it has become a true backbone for all of our Bordeaux varietal wines, producing wines with stunning aromatics and perfect balance.
|On the Leonetti Estate||1,075 - 1,145 feet||2/3 West
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Malbec, Petit Verdot||Walla Walla Silt Loam|
The oldest vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley, this tidy block next to the winery makes some of the most unique Merlot we work with. The aromas are always uniquely of crushed fresh flowers and petrol and the beautifully delicate texture reflects that of the unique Onyx silt loam on which it grows. We’re proud to own this heritage block!
|On the Leonetti Estate||1,060 feet||Gentle West Slope||Merlot, Cab Franc||Onyx Silt Loam|
On a perfectly crowned hillside at the base of the Blues lies our Upland Vineyard. The first in what is now becoming a destination for Bordeaux varietal vineyards, is noted for huge temperature swings from day to night which breeds power, density, and firm acidity.
|North East Walla Walla Valley||1,500 - 1,600feet||South Slope||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese||Onyx Silt Loam|