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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Leonetti Merlot 2010
Leonetti Merlot 2010
(search item no. 115599)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 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
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:

Dense, dark, and lush but with amazing focus and levity. Loaded with dark blue and black fruits. Gorgeous high tone aromatics are reminiscent of brambleberry reduction compote. Long and plush on the palate, but with a fine grained tannin structure and brilliant acidity from the epic 2010 vintage. This may be the finest Merlot in Leonetti's history. I am completely enamored by the complexity of this wine. The cool vintage gives such restraint to the opulence of the fruit. This wine will drink well upon release but age for many years to come. Made with 100% Merlot.
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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.