Leonetti Cellar

Columbia Valley Merlot

9.41 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Gorgeous cherry aromatics, sweet soils, soft baking spices, vanilla, coffee grounds, soft liqueur notes and red roses & violets. On the palate, ripe gorgeous blackberries, dark cherries, plum notes, black raspberries, raspberries, strawberries, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, love the minerality, fresh acidity and a beautiful cherry finish. This will get better with 7-10 years in the bottle but it's really hard not to enjoy now. Merlot at its best! Photos of; Gary and Nancy Figgins home, stainless cellar fermenting tanks, branded logo barrel, and Amy Figgins hosting our tasting in their tasting room. Thanks to Amy and her cousin Jason (Viticulturist) for sharing all your time & knowledge.

Gorgeous cherry aromatics, sweet soils, soft baking spices, vanilla, coffee grounds, soft liqueur notes and red roses & violets. On the palate, ripe gorgeous blackberries, dark cherries, plum notes, black raspberries, raspberries, strawberries, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, love the minerality, fresh acidity and a beautiful cherry finish. This will get better with 7-10 years in the bottle but it's really hard not to enjoy now. Merlot at its best! Photos of; Gary and Nancy Figgins home, stainless cellar fermenting tanks, branded logo barrel, and Amy Figgins hosting our tasting in their tasting room. Thanks to Amy and her cousin Jason (Viticulturist) for sharing all your time & knowledge.

Aug 13th, 2017
Derrick Kelley

Purple, dense, totally opaque. Heavily saturated nose, but wildly tight. Absolutely thought this was petit Syrah. So tightly wound as to be unenjoyable at this age.

Purple, dense, totally opaque. Heavily saturated nose, but wildly tight. Absolutely thought this was petit Syrah. So tightly wound as to be unenjoyable at this age.

Apr 20th, 2018
John Berghoff

John had this 3 years ago

John had this 3 years ago

Aug 23rd, 2017
JS Keen

JS had this 3 years ago

JS had this 3 years ago

Feb 9th, 2018