2011 Leonetti Cellar Merlot

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  • Merlot
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WE 93
  • IWC 93
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2011 Leonetti Cellar Merlot

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
Coming from the estate Loess, Seven Hills and Mill Creek Upland vineyards in Walla Walla, the 2011 Merlot is a superb, plush and yet gorgeously elegant and detailed effort that boasts knockout aromatics of spring flowers... Coming from the estate Loess, Seven Hills and Mill Creek Upland vineyards in Walla Walla, the 2011 Merlot is a superb, plush and yet gorgeously elegant and detailed effort that boasts knockout aromatics of spring flowers, black cherry, plum, licorice and dusty mineral on the nose. Already complex and approachable, it nevertheless has full-bodied richness on the palate, as well as a supple, mouth-filling texture, juicy acidity and no hard edges. Drink it over the coming decade. Drink now-2023. - Jeb Dunnuck
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, July 2013
This is 100% varietal Merlot, aged 15 months in new and neutral French oak barrels and botti. It’s tangy, sleek and supple, with a spectrum of fruit from cranberry on through blackberry. Tannins are polished and... This is 100% varietal Merlot, aged 15 months in new and neutral French oak barrels and botti. It’s tangy, sleek and supple, with a spectrum of fruit from cranberry on through blackberry. Tannins are polished and mouth-coating, with substantial power. The finish brings hints of herbs and black olives.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2013
Good deep red with ruby highlights. Sweet aromas of cassis, licorice, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder and spicecake. Sweet, suave and lush; wonderfully pliant for 2011. Really saturates the palate with dark berry, dark... Good deep red with ruby highlights. Sweet aromas of cassis, licorice, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder and spicecake. Sweet, suave and lush; wonderfully pliant for 2011. Really saturates the palate with dark berry, dark chocolate and spice flavors. Finishes impressively broad and fine-grained, with ripe, mouthcoating tannins and outstanding length. A very fine and thoroughly satisfying Washington merlot.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2013
Firm in texture, showing pepper and licorice flavors at first, followed by plum and currant fruit that fills in the taut frame. Needs time to soften and unfurl. Best from 2015 through 2020. – HS