($46; 64% zinfandel, 28% mourvedre and 8% syrah) Ruby-red. Exotic, oak-spiced raspberry and candied cherry scents are brightened by zesty minerals and fresh flowers. Tangy, nicely focused red fruit flavors gain weight with air but retain energy. Finishes with excellent cut and thrust, repeating the tangy red berry qualities.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: November/December 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
A blend of 62% Zinfandel, 30% Syrah, and 8% Mourvedre, the 2005 Leone's exhibits gorgeously sweet raspberry and black cherry fruit along with a hint of resiny pine forest, medium to full body, terrific texture and richness, and a Mediterranean-styled personality as well as mouthfeel.
Drink Dates: 2007-2011
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88
Exotic and a bit rustic, but appealing for its aromas of briary raspberry, chalky mineral and meaty spice. The flavors are jammy at first, but the tannins turn dense and gritty on the finish. Zinfandel, Syrah and MourvŠdre.