theCompass mobile application is a winery, brewery, and distillery locator for North America.

Leonetti Cellar

Leonetti Cellar he “Stone Building” as it’s known, served as our entire winery until the crush of 2001, when we moved all production operations, including aging, 50 feet away into our new production facility and caves. It now serves as Nancy and Gary’s office, houses our wine library in the underground cellar, and hosts winery tasting events, such as our annual release tasting. The building was completely designed by Gary and is made of native basalt stone collected in the nearby Blue Mountains on family weekend excursions over many years. The “tack shed” is where the humble beginnings of Leonetti Cellar lie. Converted from its equine purposes to a winery shortly after Gary and Nancy bought the property in 1977, today it’s used as our “Vinegarium. Our new production facility was completed for the first crush of the new millennium, and performed flawlessly. The winery houses our crush pit (outdoors), fermenters, lab, and cased goods storage on the main floor. Underneath the new winery lies our barrel aging caves where Leonetti wines age for 15–22 months before being bottled. We feel so blessed to work in this beautiful, spacious structure after being cramped for so many years in our wonderful but undersized facility.


View Map | View Weather

Address Web Social
1875 Foothills Lane, Walla Walla, WA, US, 99362 Email:
Phone: 509-525-1428 Web:
Fax: 509-525-4006
Back to WA wine list


  Cabernet Sauvignon
Our deeply colored 2003 Cabernet has a stunning high-toned nose of ripe fruit, crème cassis, hints of sandalwood, and spicebox which all jump from the glass. An intense but lovely wine, the palate is loaded with ripe, sweet tannin and palate coating glycerin leading to a wonderfully long finish. A classic Cabernet that drinks well now but will reward long term cellaring as well.
The wines nose consists of bright floral aromatics, elderberry, red and black crème fruits and spicy yet subdued notes of balsam, pencil shavings, and pine. The palate is broad and fat with a soft, long, yet lively finish that brings back merlot lovers to this wine again and again. This wine has the stuffing to cellar for a decade, but when it is this good, why wait?
This wine has a beautiful and deeply saturated purplish-red hue. A deep, brooding nose reveals black fruits, rose petals, and a penetrating mix of other floral notes with perfectly ripe sweet fruit, blackberries, and plums. Secondary notes of vanilla cream, toasty French oak, earth, minerals, and tobacco reveal themselves with time in the glass. The mouthfeel is wonderfully dense, with ripe chalky tannins and a seamless, persistent finish. A wonderfully complex wine that will undoubtedly evolve and offer drinking pleasure for the next two decades or more. We feel we have produced a monumental wine and trust you will agree.
We have had great success coaxing more then usual color from this fickle grape; you will notice this right away in its brilliant but saturated ruby hue. The nose of the wine is classic for Sangio with black cherries, cherry liqueur, subtle oak notes, strawberries, plums, and floral aromatics. The palate has sweet, intense-soft fruit, backed with spice. A wonderful creaminess balances perfectly the ample tannin and acid backbone. A truly enjoyable wine.


Add New Review