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2008 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Columbia Valley
- Walla Walla Valley
Community Tasting Notes 16
jkwoodward Likes this wine: (94 points)
July 27, 2016 - Well integrated after 3 hr decant. Black fruit and cassis. Very nice.
pugblanc wrote: (94 points)
July 15, 2016 - Rasberry Cherry strawberry vanilla. Deep intensity . Bright and balanced. Such a nice mix of acid fruit tannins and body. Licorice ( red and black). Rasberry Boston cream pie. Superb. Black pepper and spice.
thatrick wrote: (96 points)
November 12, 2015 - opened right after trying the 2013 Schrader RBS that just arrived and wow it held it's own - really nice wine
danielbleier Likes this wine: (95 points)
October 2, 2015 - Wine of the weekend...Lovely flavors of blackberry and cherry, cigar box and forest floor. Not heavy nor liquor like, this has nice minerality that keep it lively. Seems very ready.
Don and Pam Likes this wine: (96 points)
May 10, 2015 - truly outstanding
Pro Reviews 2
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)
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Washington Wine Report
By Sean Sullivan
9/21/2011 (link) ***** points
(Leonetti Cellar Reserve Red Wine Walla Walla Valley) Aromatically brooding with cassis, black cherry, coffee grounds, red fruit, licorice, and very high toned herbal notes. Locked up extremely tightly at present, this wine only reveals itself after several days of being open. On the palate, loaded full of fresh red and black fruit flavors and a tart, cranberry-filled finish. Tannins are extremely polished and the fruit flavors are supple. A multiple swallow wine that is simultaneously rich and sophisticated. Will age gracefully indefinitely. Give at least 3 years but patience will be rewarded with extended cellaring. 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 11% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. Mill Creek Upland, Loess, Seven Hills, and Leonetti Old Block. Aged 23 months in new and neutral French oak. 14.7% alcohol. 1,131 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Leonetti Cellar
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation Reserve
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Washington
- SubRegion Columbia Valley
- Appellation Walla Walla Valley
- Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,147 (80%)
- Consumed 270 (19%)
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