October 13, 2016
35% new Saury American Oak; 65% 1 & 2 year-old Saury French oak
March 21, 2018
Our 2016 Leoncito (Spanish for little lion) is a dark purple color. The nose is suggestive of warm boysenberry cobbler, dark chocolate and black plum with pleasant undertones of cedar. This well-knit and generous wine is followed by flavors of ripe red berries, baking spices and chocolate covered cherries. The finish is long, smooth and decadent, beautifully echoing ripe fruit flavors that linger in the mouth.
The 2016 vintage started early and warm and ended up beautifully for Eco Terreno, especially for our later ripening red grapes. As always, cool fog in the morning cleared to sunny skies by early afternoon with temperatures soaring up into the high 90°s F and then quickly cooling off following sunset. Temperature swings of ± 40° F, which is great for Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, created greater depth of flavor. Our Leoncito is a proprietary blend that gives a nod to the Alexander Valley’s Hispanic heritage and the Lyon family's love of the region. Comprised of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a touch of Petit Verdot this wine offers a delicious mélange of savory and sweet flavors in a luxurious package.
44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot