Name: Leonetti Cellar Merlot
Country: United States
Sub-Region: Walla Walla Valley
Producer: Leonetti Cellars
Wine Advocate Review: 93 points
"A soft, sexy and luxuriously textured red, the 2014 Walla Walla Merlot (there’s 6% Cabernet Franc in the blend) is loaded with perfectly ripe notes of black currants, lead pencil shavings, charred earth and chocolate. Full-bodied and possessing a wealth of fruit, you have to hunt for the tannin, but they’re there; still, fruit and texture are the name of the game here. The baby fat should slowly melt away and it should have 15 years or more of longevity."
-Jeb Dunnuck. June, 2016.
Wine Spectator Review: 91 points
"Dense, with cherry and herbal overtones in a package wrapped in firm, fine, peppery tannins, swerving into a long and expressive finish. Needs time to soften the edges. Best from 2018 through 2023. 1,848 cases made."
-HS. Aug, 2016