1998 Leonetti Columbia Valley Merlot

SKU #310392 94 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The medium to dark ruby-colored 1998 Merlot possesses an immensely appealing spice and dark fruit-scented perfume. While it would be perceived as extroverted, even boisterous from another producer, it is reserved for Leonetti. Medium to full-bodied and hugely ripe, it is crammed with Asian spices, chocolate, blackberry juice, and a cascade of cherries. This expansive, rich, lively Merlot is unquestionably great stuff! There are no hard edges in its sultry character or exceptionally long, fruit-filled finish. (PR) Inner quote mark (10/2001)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark If this isn’t the best $50 Merlot in the world, I don’t know what is. Dark, thick and jammy, with dense layers of fruit, spice and oak. Scents of sandalwood, coffee, mint, pepper and more, much more. In the mouth it offers a seamless, achingly rich mix of fruits, woods and spices. Big, rich, long and deep... Inner quote mark (11/2000)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark *Highly Recommended* Firm, flavorful and distinctly spicy, with cinnamon and nutmeg overtones to the yummy, focused black currant and blackberry flavors. A racy red with great style and depth. Fine-grained tannins can use cellaring. Inner quote mark (8/2000)

90 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright, deep ruby-red. Spicy aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, black plum and sexy oak. Juicy, intense and tightly wound, with flavors of red berries, mint and spice. Rather tannic today and in need of aging, but spicy, chocolatey and very long. (ST) Inner quote mark (9/2000)

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