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Leonetti Cellar Merlot 2012

Leonetti Cellar Merlot 2012

Sku: 055158

 Wine Advocate 94 points (Jun 2014)
The 2012 Merlot, which was already in bottle at the time of this tasting, offers an elegant, yet sexy style, with gorgeous black raspberry and creme de cassis fruit, toast, dried spices and licorice, with hints of background tobacco and green herbs, all emerging from the glass. Medium to full-bodied, plump, pure and layered, with a fabulous texture and a big finish, it’s a beautiful wine to drink over the coming decade or more.
 Wine Spectator 93 points (Aug 13 2014)
Has terrific presence, offering blueberry, currant and spice notes that arch beautifully on the long finish, wrapped in gentle tannins. Best from 2015 through 2020.H.S.

Wine maker notes
Beautiful, deep ruby color. 2011 was the coolest vintage in the Walla Walla Valley in 20 years. It was a winemakers vintage and one that will forever separate the “men from the boys”. Everything had to be executed to perfection in the vineyard, a feat in which we managed to accomplish. Merlot, being the earliest variety we have to ripen, was truly at home in this vintage and produced a wine I can aptly describe as resembling the finest Right Bank Claret from Bordeaux. Such is its leaness, levity, and beauty. The nose is just loaded with pure red and blue berries, along with floral notes. Fantastic acid punctuates the lovely finish.

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Country: United States
Region: Oregon
Sub-Region: Walla Walla Valley
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
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