2001 Leonetti - Merlot Columbia Valley 750ml

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WS 92   IWC 90(+?)   WA 90   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 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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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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 | Rating: 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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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 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.

Rating: 91
Author: Juan K
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/25/2010

Rating: 89
Author: swimmer
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/05/2009

Average rating: 91, based on 6 reviews
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587 bottles owned by 192 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Merlot

Merlot shares many of the same profile descriptors as Cabernet Sauvignon including plum, blackberry, chocolate and mocha. Bordeaux's Right Bank, such as in Pomerol and St.-Emilion, is the traditional home to this red grape, but it is grown all over the world. Merlot is either bottled on its own or is blended with other red grapes.

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