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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Leonetti Merlot 2005
Leonetti Merlot 2005
(search item no. 95020)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $53.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2005 Merlot contains 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot. It spent 14 months in French and American oak and was bottled unfiltered. Purple-colored, it has a splendid bouquet of pain grille, spice box, cassis, and black currants. This is followed by a plush wine with layered flavors, superb balance, and terrific length. This outstanding Merlot can be enjoyed now but merits 4-6 years of further cellaring. It should provide pleasure through 2030."
-Wine Advocate
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About Leonetti Cellar:

Exclusive production of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have been the hallmark of Gary Figgins' Leonetti Cellar winery in the suburbs of Walla Walla. Grapes from his own vineyard and from other nearby properties are used to create these rich and robust varietal wines. The attractive new winery building made of native stone houses barrel storage and fermenting tanks.