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Figgins Estate Red Wine 2016

America, Washington
Figgins Estate Red Wine

After the trifecta of warmer-than-average growing seasons between 2013-2015, it was delightful to return to “normal” weather in 2016. It is a truly fantastic vintage. The only remarkable event was some rain about halfway through our harvest at FIGGINS, which ironically worked in our favor, softening the tannins of the Cabernet (the dominant grape in the blend) in an excellent way. As our Estate Red wine becomes known for its power and long-term aging ability, the 2016 highlights another fantastic characteristic of Figgins Estate Vineyard.much like the 2009 vintage, this wine exhibits immediate approachability and is absolutely delicious upon release. It’s hard for me to believe the 2016 represents our vines in their 13th leaf, but the high-quality results are really becoming evident as the vineyard gains complexity and class with every passing year.


As always, the wine is densely colored to the rim of the glass. The stunningly fragrant nose of blue fruits, cedar, caramel apple, caramel popcorn, flowering rosemary, clove, dried herbs, and apricots is fascinating and complex. Precise mouthfeel, dense fruit, and soft tannin with incredible freshness are hallmarks of the 2016 FIGGINS Estate Red.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Winery Leonetti Cellar
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot 
¥15,400  (incl. tax)

After the trifecta of warmer-than-average growing seasons between 2013-2015, it was delightful to return to “normal” weather in 2016. It is a truly fantastic vintage. The only remarkable event was some rain about halfway through our harvest at FIGGINS, which ironically worked in our favor, softening the tannins of the Cabernet (the dominant grape in the blend) in an excellent way. As our Estate Red wine becomes known for its power and long-term aging ability, the 2016 highlights another fantastic characteristic of Figgins Estate Vineyard.much like the 2009 vintage, this wine exhibits immediate approachability and is absolutely delicious upon release. It’s hard for me to believe the 2016 represents our vines in their 13th leaf, but the high-quality results are really becoming evident as the vineyard gains complexity and class with every passing year.


As always, the wine is densely colored to the rim of the glass. The stunningly fragrant nose of blue fruits, cedar, caramel apple, caramel popcorn, flowering rosemary, clove, dried herbs, and apricots is fascinating and complex. Precise mouthfeel, dense fruit, and soft tannin with incredible freshness are hallmarks of the 2016 FIGGINS Estate Red.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Winery Leonetti Cellar
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot 
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.8%
Product Code 1359116
UPC NONE/なし
Winery

Winery Description

Leonetti Cellar was founded by Gary and Nancy Figgins more than 35 years ago. Today, second generation winemaker Chris Figgins continues to produce wines of uncompromising quality that have gained a cult-like following among wine lovers. While continuing to raise the bar for Leonetti Cellar - which has endured for decades as one of the most sought after American wines in the world - Chris is now also bottling small, select lots under his Figgins label. The Figgins family maintains total control over quality and the cultivation process from start to finish - allowing each sip to reflect the deep sense of place and connection to the land that provides their inspiration.