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2008 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Columbia Valley
- Walla Walla Valley
Community Tasting Notes 19
Vailman Likes this wine: (93 points)
April 20, 2017 - Profound bouquet upon opening, garnet to the edge, aromas of dark cherry, beautifully balanced palate. One hour decant lead to a superbly balanced, fruit forward, cabernet based liter of liquid gold.
skifree wrote: (93 points)
February 15, 2017 - Lots of cassis and espresso in this, rich mouthfeel, good spice and tannins to show off its WA roots. Softened a bit on day 2. This bottle threw a lot of sediment, both in the bottle and in the decanter. Another 2008 WA wine strutting its stuff.
austinbeeman Likes this wine: (95 points)
January 28, 2017 - A beautiful and richly warming red wine. // Charred fat and smoke give way to warm blackberry compote. Like a slow cooked lamb shank, age has congealed this wine down to its essence. Dark jelly, rich alcohol and intensity. $150 retail.
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.
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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 12 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,152 (78%)
- Consumed 307 (21%)
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