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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Leonetti Reserve 2009
Leonetti Reserve 2009
(search item no. 115602)
boutique wine
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Impenetrably dark magenta. A beautiful and precise nose of graham cracker, mixed high-tone florals, ripe fruit, and hints of honey. Palate is silky smooth, incredibly dense and plush, loaded with ripe fruit and butressed by fine grained tannin and a very long finish. Simply pleasurable to sit on the palate. Overall this wine is more youthfully restrained than the Cabernet with laser focus and purity. I think this wine will really blossom over the next five years and reward as much cellaring as its owner is willing to allow.

Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% 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.