Original
25 Ratings
Leonetti Cellars Merlot Columbia Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

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 Advocate
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 137
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/01
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2006 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/09.