2008 Leonetti Cellar Merlot

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  • Merlot
  • 750ML
  • WE 96
  • IWC 92
  • W&S 92
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2008 Leonetti Cellar Merlot

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, August 2010
This is 100% varietal from the Loess Seven Hills Pepper Bridge and Mill Creek Upland vineyards. A deep intense take on Merlot it's so dark and concentrated that it dances on the )edge of bitterness but in a style... This is 100% varietal from the Loess Seven Hills Pepper Bridge and Mill Creek Upland vineyards. A deep intense take on Merlot it's so dark and concentrated that it dances on the )edge of bitterness but in a style reminiscent of the finest Italian Merlots that use that flavor to define and elucidate a dark and potent wine. In the mouth it fills out with luscious cherry and plum and blackberry fruit baking chocolate coconut and nougat. Yet it remains sleek and stylish with a strong licorice note. - P.G.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2010
Good bright red. Smoky red fruits and musky wilder notes of tobacco and tea leaf on the nose. At once silky and precise; shapely, almost voluptuous, but without any undue weight. Builds impressively on the back end... Good bright red. Smoky red fruits and musky wilder notes of tobacco and tea leaf on the nose. At once silky and precise; shapely, almost voluptuous, but without any undue weight. Builds impressively on the back end, finishing with very suave, sweet tannins and lingering red fruits. Incidentally, Chris Figgins describes his 2008 reds as more generous than his 2007s, but says the earlier vintage has a more classic structure and balance and may age longer. "But 2005 is my favorite ever," he adds.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2010
Rated, no tasting note given.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2010
The 2008 Merlot (100%) spent 15 months in a mix of new and used French oak. It exhibits an aromatic array of smoke spice box violets black cherry and black raspberry. Elegant on the palate with excellent volume... The 2008 Merlot (100%) spent 15 months in a mix of new and used French oak. It exhibits an aromatic array of smoke spice box violets black cherry and black raspberry. Elegant on the palate with excellent volume concentrated spicy flavors and a hint of minerality it has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years and will offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2022 if not longer.