Stirling Fine Wine
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Leonetti Merlot 2014

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SKU 26006


Placing one's nose into a glass of this year's Merlot results in an immediate smile. It leads with a gorgeous pure fruit nose of compote reduction and graham cracker that jump from the glass. It is so rich, lush, and pure. It is a positively delicious wine that I cannot help but drink more of today, but will easily age 10+ years for those of you who enjoy cellaring wines. This is everything Merlot wants to and can be in Washington State.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Brand Leonetti
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorDense, with cherry and herbal overtones wrapped in firm, fine, peppery tannins, swerving into a long, expressive finish. Needs time to soften the edges. Best from 2018 through 2023.-

Harvey Steiman, August 31, 2016
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastAromatically, this wine is currently subdued, with the notes of raspberry, cocoa and cherry that haven't fully blossomed. The flavors meanwhile are generous and ripe, while still showing a fine sense of balance. Additional time in the bottle or a long decant should allow it to open up.

Sean Sullivan, December 31, 2016