Leonetti Merlot 2007

$91.00
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$72.00

SKU LeonMer07

750ml

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One of the most complex aromas I've ever seen on any Merlot. exploding out of the glass are ripe red fruits, candle wax, violet and other floral aromas, caramel, graham crackers, and a puree of bramble fruits. on the second day a beautiful note of chocolate and coffee appear, along with a fantastic note of sweet earth and dust. the acid of the wine is very refreshing and balances the long, lush, soft mouthfeel. the wine has laser precision and is quite structured for Merlot-and while drinking great now, will reward a few years of aging.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Brand Leonetti
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThis is a floral take on Merlot, in both scents and flavors; owing at least in part to the inclusion of 7% Petit Verdot. The wine gathers strength and fleshes out as it warms in the glass, and layers in darker notes with smoke and coffee and tar. A steely style, muscular and tight, it smoothes out nicely with breathing time, and shows excellent aging potential.

Paul Gregutt, September 1, 2009
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorFirm in texture, with a tight grip of tannins on the smoky blackberry and currant flavors, persisting on the finish. Needs time to soften. Best from 2011 through 2017. 2,389 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, 2009