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Leonetti Cellar Sangiovese 2011


Winery:
Leonetti Cellars


$84.95 Regular

$76.45
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Review:

Very dark color that any Brunello from the finest of vintages would envy. The nose bursts with bright, freshly macerated ripe strawberries and Bing cherries. There is a sense of stony minerality that I positively love. On the palate, reserved sweet fruit. Ripe and plentiful “Brunello” style tannin. Possessing beautiful precision and focus, this Sangiovese epitomizes leanness and power. A paradox in a glass! Being my “dream vintage”, the 2010 Sangiovese may be our finest to date and will age for decades if you can keep your hands off it. - the winery

Enjoy now 2031
Sangiovese 89% Syrah 11%

Our Sangiovese is our finest since we began producing this varietal in 1995. Since then we've really fallen in love with the variety and the wines it produces. Our Sangiovese is a very dark wine with an intensely fruit driven nose, and elements of strawberries, dust, roses, tar, charcoal, and wood. This is a serious Sangiovese with long-term aging potential.

2006 Vintage Tasting Notes

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92 Points

The 2006 Sangiovese is dark ruby-colored with a fragrant nose of cigar box, damp earth and smoky black cherry. Supple, ripe, and intense on the palate, it has plenty of savory, spicy cherry fruit, some underlying structure, and exceptional length. It will evolve for several years and drink well through 2018.

Gary Figgins and son, Chris, keep tweaking things in the vineyards and cellar as they move toward totally biodynamic farming. As usual, their wines are benchmarks against which others must be measured.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate - 93 points for 2005 vintage.