Sangiovese is the little-known star of the Walla Walla Valley, where it ripens nicely and acquires some genuine semblance to its Tuscan cousins. Leonetti does it up in the flashy house style, with sweet, spicy fruit wrapped in tasty but still tasteful oak. Forward, soft and sweetly appealing.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.