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The May 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 5/28/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #803. Leonetti Cellar Merlot Columbia Valley 1998

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 94 WA.
"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." Wine Advocate #137, Oct 2001
Provenance: The Maquereau Cellar
Notes: Nicked label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $110

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