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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Leonetti Merlot 2006
Leonetti Merlot 2006
(search item no. 94471)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $99.00

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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 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:

Beautiful dark red color. A nose of lavender and violet florals gives way to candied bing cherry, subtle toasty oak notes, and a wine just dripping with gobs of ripe fruit. The wine coats the palate with it's glycerin and sweet fruit. This wine has a purity of fruit and length that even the finest estates of Pomerol and St. Emilion would envy. Everything is in balance and this generous wine is ready to drink now but will also reward cellaring.
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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.