Leonetti Sangiovese 2008

Sangiovese from Walla Walla Valley, Washington

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Item No. 108924
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • boutique wine
  • ST92
  • WE91
  • WS91
Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Sangiovese 92%, Syrah 8%.

Beautiful, dark red color. The nose exhibits a gorgeous potpourri of flowers, thyme, and crushed raspberries. On the palate, the wine is remarkably fresh and clean with notable levity and lightness of being, all while retaining surprising intensity and density. I simply love the unique way that Sangiovese can achieve this! The tannin is wonderfully fine-grained and the acid matches perfectly. Sangiovese is our most challenging grape to farm—my favorite, and this is why!

Critical Acclaim

"Good deep red. Enticing aromas of red and darker berries, licorice, coffee and cocoa powder, with a distinct sangiovese floral quality. Sweet, dense and vibrant, with nicely integrated acidity giving definition to the sexy flavors of berries, dried herbs and flowers. I find the lift of the 2008 vintage but winemaker Chris Figgins notes that this wine's acidity is average rather than especially high. "
92 Points

"Ripe and floral, this is tightly wound with refined tannins, as carnation and violet overtones add interest to the cherry fruit. Finishes with finesse. Best from 2012 through 2017."
91 Points

"Young, tangy and tart, with racy raspberries, strawberries and pomegranate––this is a vividly fruity and penetrating wine. Crisply defined, immaculately fresh, it is structured for both immediate enjoyment and cellaring over the next 6–8 years."
91 Points

Learn About Leonetti Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Walla Walla Valley

So nice, they say it twice... Sharing part of the valley with Oregon, Walla Walla is on the southeast side of the Columbia Valley. It is primarily red grape land, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading in the vineyards, followed by Merlot and the ever-growing and very popular, Syrah. In the 1990's, as Washington State was gaining more acclaim for its red wines, Walla Walla was...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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