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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Leonetti Merlot 2007
Leonetti Merlot 2007
(search item no. 98072)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast 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
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
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:

A blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot.

One of the most complex aromas I've ever seen on any Merlot. Exploding out of the glass are ripe red fruits, candle wax, violet and other floral aromas, caramel, graham crackers and a puree of bramble fruits. On the second day a beautiful note of chocolate and coffee appear, along with a fantastic note of sweet earth and dust. The acid of the wine is very refreshing and balances the long, lush, soft mouthfeel. The wine has laser precision and is quite structured for Merlot--and while drinking great now, will reward for a few years of aging.

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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.