2010 Leonetti - Sangiovese 750ml

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2010 Leonetti - Sangiovese
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International Wine Cellar | 93(+?)

(13.7% alcohol; includes 11% syrah): Good bright, full, deep red to the rim. Cherry, bitter chocolate and sexy oak tones on the inviting nose. Sweet, fat and densely packed, with terrific purity to the dark fruit, mineral and chocolate flavors. At once large-scaled and penetrating, this seriously tannic, very chewy sangiovese has the flavor intensity and supporting acidity for a graceful evolution in bottle. In fact, I'd forget about this beauty for seven or eight years.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 171

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Wine Advocate | 92

One of the top renditions of the variety outside of Italy, Chris's 2010 Sangiovese (89% Sangiovese and 11% Syrah) spent 22 months in a combination of new French oak Puncheons and neutral French oak Botti, which are the equivalent of foudre in French and are very large oak casks. Showing a deep black cherry driven core of fruit that's intermixed with notions of spice box, aged beef, leaf tobacco and dusty minerality, it flows onto the palate with the expected Sangiovese edge and dusty tannin, yet also possesses fantastic fruit and a seamless, elegant profile. Already reasonably approachable, it should have 10-15 years of prime drinking.

Drink Dates: 2013-2025
Issue: #207

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Wine Spectator | 91

The firm tannins surround a pulsing core of black cherry, raspberry, floral and spice flavors, pushing through into a long and expressive finish, lingering with a hint of espresso.

Drink Dates: 2014-2018
Author: Harvey Steiman


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More Vintages and Sizes of Leonetti - Sangiovese:

2011 (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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