Original
26 Ratings
Leonetti Cellars Merlot Columbia Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) This bright, aromatic, vivid wine opens with a bowlful of berries and cherries. There is plenty of acid under the ripe fruit, which takes center stage at the moment. The significant addition of Carmenère (from the Seven Hills vineyard) adds black pepper to the engaging mix of flavors. Despite its youth, the flavors persist for a remarkably long finish,

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/99.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 137
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/01
  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2006 Vintage)