2017 Leonetti Cellar Walla Walla Valley Merlot (750ml)

2017 Leonetti Cellar Walla Walla Valley Merlot (750ml)

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94 points Wine Spectator
Outer quote mark Polished and multilayered, with expressive red currant, smoky spice and green olive accents that take on richness toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2025. (TF) Inner quote mark (8/2019)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark Mostly Merlot with 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Walla Walla Merlot begins with a black-fruited nose but quickly moves to express red fruit on the palate. The wine is precise, with hints of pencil shavings and juicy plum, while the Cabernet expression lifts the back end with subtle spices. Medium to full-bodied, the wine ends with a long-lingering finish that delivers pleasure and complexity. This is a tasty and gorgeous Merlot, of which there were 1,866 cases made. (AM) Inner quote mark (12/2019)