2001 Leonetti - Merlot Columbia Valley 750ml

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2001 Leonetti - Merlot Columbia Valley
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 90(+?)

($55) Bright ruby. Primary aromas of black raspberry, licorice and espresso complemented by sexy oak. Penetrating and intensely flavored, with a tight, sweet kernel of dark fruit flavor. Quite bright and shapely, but really needs another year or so in the bottle to show greater complexity.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 111

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Wine Advocate | 90

Cedar spices dominate the nose of the 2001 Merlot. A well-structured, medium-bodied wine, it offers loads of blackberry flavors in its broad, lengthy personality. It should be drunk over the next 4 years.

Drink Dates: 2006-2010
Author: Pierre Rovani
Issue: 164

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Wine Spectator | 92

Bright and generous. A lively mouthful of blackberry, currant and floral aromas and flavors, picking up a fresh-earth quality as the finish lingers. Shows less oak than earlier vintages and gorgeous fruit. 2,478 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2003-2006
Author: Harvey Steiman


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Score: 91
Author: Juan K
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 07/25/2010
Score: 89
Author: swimmer
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/05/2009
Score: 92
Author: Nigel St.Nigel
Tasted On: 03/21/2008
Drink Dates: 2003-2007
Tasted in vertical with '00,'01,'02. Best was '00,'02,01. Chamomile/vanilla nose all, but strongest on '00 & '02. Only '01 seemed to have lightened and fallen off.
More Vintages and Sizes of Leonetti - Merlot Columbia Valley:

2005 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)
1999 (750ml)
1998 (750ml)
1997 (750ml)
1995 (750ml)

About This Producer


Gary Figgins, owner-winemaker of this oldest winery in the Walla Walla Valley, turned his winemaking hobby into a career in 1977 after years of amateur experimentation in is cellar. He is respected for being entirely self-educated in winemaking and having an obsessive attention to detail, going so far as to choose specific logs for his barrel staves years in advance. Despite his overwhelming success, total production of his Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, blends, and Riesling remains limited.

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