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2008 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Community Tasting Notes 8
beezer6 wrote: (93 points)
July 26, 2014 - Chris brought this to FHE after Hobel event.
Dark, piney, pruney, menthol. Anise, blackberry, dirty long finish. Limited notes.
Don and Pam Likes this wine: (96 points)
August 25, 2013 - great nose, easy relaxing open, and a beautiful long finish.
NomadicEntrepreneur wrote: (95 points)
April 23, 2013 - Decanted for 90 mins. It was spectacular.
NomadicEntrepreneur Likes this wine: (97 points)
March 25, 2013 - Wow. Just Wow. I decanted this for 2 hours, and it really surprised me. I expected it to be like the typical Leonetti, but this vintage really stands out. Huge, but smooth. I put it up against a 2008 Scarecrow, and it held its own.
Eagleputt wrote: (95 points)
June 16, 2012 - Classic Leonetti cab bouquet and taste. Chocolate notes and as always a beautiful bottle of wine. 1 hour decant along with various tapas plates. I can continue my many year claim of never having had a bad bottle of Leonetti.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2011, 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 1089 (85%)
- Consumed 180 (14%)