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Leonetti Sangiovese 2008

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750ML / 14.3% ABV
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Winemaker 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!

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WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
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.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
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.
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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.
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Responsible for some of Washington’s most highly acclaimed wines, the Walla Walla Valley has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years and is home to both historic wineries and younger, up-and-coming producers.

The Walla Walla Valley, a Native American name meaning “many waters,” is located in southeastern Washington; part of the appellation actually extends into Oregon. Soils here are well-drained, sandy loess over Missoula Flood deposits and fractured basalt.

It is a region perfectly suited to Rhône-inspired Syrahs, distinguished by savory notes of red berry, black olive, smoke and fresh earth. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot create a range of styles from smooth and supple to robust and well-structured. White varieties are rare but some producers blend Sauvignon Blanc with Sémillon, resulting in a rich and round style, and plantings of Viognier, while minimal, are often quite successful.

Of note within Walla Walla, is one new and very peculiar appellation, called the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater. This is the only AVA in the U.S. whose boundaries are totally defined by the soil type. Soils here look a bit like those in the acclaimed Rhône region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but are large, ancient, basalt cobblestones. These stones work in the same way as they do in Chateauneuf, absorbing and then radiating the sun's heat up to enhance the ripening of grape clusters. The Rocks District is within the part of Walla Walla that spills over into Oregon and naturally excels in the production of Rhône varieties like Syrah, as well as the Bordeaux varieties.

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