The 2014 Mancino Lanciatore offers a bold punch of aromatics and flavor. On the nose, there are fresh blackberries, dark chocolate, black currants, and a perfumed blueberry undertone. The palate offers big, round, and chewy tannins with dark, brooding black fruit, stewed plums, and Agen prunes. Richness and intensity dominate this wine, with toasty vanilla, cola, and mocha notes on the finish. We recommend decanting this wine for a few hours to help deliver a perfectly pitched flavor.
Vintage and Winemaking Notes
Its name translated from Italian means “left-handed thrower” and is an ode to our proprietor, Thomas Leonardini, Sr. and several other left-handed Leonardinis. Tom was a standout left-handed pitcher in his day with pin-point accuracy while delivering the occasional “chin music”. This Cabernet is also a standout and delivers all-star power and finesse from grapes grown exclusively in Whitehall Lane’s Oak Glen Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District. The wine is definitely a home run!
2014 provided fantastic weather for our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The warm and sunny days lead to cool nights throughout the spring and summer. The early fall months of September and October also brought warm weather, which provide the grapes with just the right amount of warmth to yield outstanding flavors.
We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley’s historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine.
The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for producing some of the greatest wines in the world. In Wine Spectator’s year-end ranking of wines, Whitehall Lane has been honored an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted Winery of the Year from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine.
In our short history, Whitehall Lane has developed into a world-class winery. The efforts of the Leonardini Family are evident in the recent run of accolades from wine publications but are even more apparent in the beautifully made, elegant wines we continue to make.
I still haven’t had the chance to crack the 2008 Whitehall reserve. We will be opening THAT, and the signed bottle of Victory 08’ near the end of year for our 10 year anniversary.
Interested to hear some rattage on this one.
@TechnoViking we have cracked open the 2008 Whitehall Lane reserve. It was very good and very smooth. Had it with filet mignon. Obviously paired well. As good as it was I actually enjoyed the 2009 Laurel Glen Cab even more personally. Perhaps it was the food/atmosphere etc. At any rate I would love to hear some rattage on this current offering as I am tempted to get some . . . Finally and most importantly, congrats on your upcoming ten year anniversary!!! I’m sure you’ll love the 2008 Whitehall Lane and I’m looking forward to hear about the Victory. Sadly haven’t had that one.
the Mancino Cab is a big and bold Cab. Coming from our oak glen Vyd. This Cab packs a powerful punch of big fruit flavors. Very different from our other single Vyd Cabs. You should purchase a bottle, this is a great price for this wine.
@rjquillin it’s meant to be enjoyed now. It’s a youthful Cab. We introduced this wine with the 2014 vintage. I can’t predict how this one will cellar as we don’t really know. If this wine is like any of our other Cabs, you drank cellar it for 15-20 years. I think the optimum time to open and enjoy would be in the 5-7 years from now.
I can tell you this is a great price for this Cab, it’s actually a steal! This is a100% Cab from our Oak Glen Vyd. It’s big and bold and packs a powerful punch. I’m here to answer any questions you might have. Just let me know.
We lost one of our committed buyers for this case, so I have 4 extra if you’re still interested. I could most likely get them to you down in the loop next week as well, if you’re still interested. Cost is $35/bottle.
@InFrom they do. But I’m more on the realm of good wines for 10$. I know, crazy, yet when I visited Italy I found great wines for 10/15$ and I wish there were more wines on that price range. Like the excellent Pinot Blanc from Oregon () or the Pech Merle mixed case () or even the North Coast cab (). Those are more apt for my pocket… In the past two weeks it looks like they are going above 15$/bottle quite frequently
Just think…if all wine offers were in your price range would you buy them all? Gotta have lots of variety to serve all palates, tastes, and price ranges. And thank god we don’t/can’t/won’t buy them all!
@salpo Just popped open a 2004 Turley PS. That’s a flavor you’ll never experience in the $10 to $15 range. Nor, unfortunately, will we ever see it here. Bottom line, sometimes you’ve got to splurge…and you’ll be glad you did. Then again, perhaps you have fantasies of retirement or financial well-being. I can respect that too.
You are basically getting this wine for 50% off. It retails at the winery for $65. This Cab at this price is a STEAL. I’d buy a couple of cases, you’re going to be sorry if you just order the one case.
@rjquillin@ttboy23 it’s meant to be enjoyed now. It’s a youthful Cab. We introduced this wine with the 2014 vintage. I can’t predict how this one will cellar as we don’t really know. If this wine is like any of our other Cabs, you drank cellar it for 15-20 years. I think the optimum time to open and enjoy would be in the 5-7 years from now. I’m not sure about the ph or ta. I can ask our wine maker tomorrow and ask. Here is my email if you have any questions about the wine, email@example.com
@rjquillin of course! Happy to help. This inaugural release was met with so much fan fare that this Cab is constantly one of our most sought after. I am confident you’re really going to enjoy our Mancino Cab. We hope you enjoy and if you have any questions please let me know, firstname.lastname@example.org
@rjquillin@ttboy23 This is the perfect wine to celebrate your retirement with! It’ll only get better with age and if you can wait (not that I recommend it) you won’t be sorry. This Cab is ready to be enjoyed now but will absolutely get better with age!