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2008 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Columbia Valley
- Walla Walla Valley
Community Tasting Notes 14
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
lyndatrue wrote: (95 points)
April 5, 2015 - I opened this last bottle in celebration of Spring. I buy wine to drink, after all, and not just to save.
Some things really improve life, and Leonetti Red Blends are high on that list.
andrewdl Likes this wine: (94 points)
March 25, 2015 - Great right out of the bottle.
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 12 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,144 (81%)
- Consumed 263 (19%)