Review: 2013 Leoness White Merlot

Funnily enough, my future father-in-law loves this sweet easy drinker. The 2013 Leoness White Merlot is a hit in the tasting room at this Temecula winery because it’s the everyman rose. Too sweet for my taste to have too often– I prefer the 2012 La Ferme Julien Rose and for those who like it with a bit more body, dry and tart, go for the 2011 Carol Shelton Rendezvous Rose–but it’s perfect for a date night in with a comedy rolling on the tube.

And that’s exactly how I enjoyed this strawberrylicious wine. Seriously, you could drop a little seltzer in there and get some strawberry soda (I’m not recommending you do this, but I’m just trying to make a point about how juicy this rosy partner is).


As we VOD’d “The Interview” and channeled Dave Skylark, my other half and I finished this rose in one sitting. The longlasting flavor gives you a full-mouth feel.

Nuts and Bolts

  • Winery: Leoness
  • Type: Rose
  • Origin:┬áTemecula
  • Price: $21 ($15.75 wine club, which I’m part of. This came in our quarterly package)
  • Alcohol content: 12.5%
  • When to drink: While watching a comedy on your couch, while snacking on some peanut butter popcorn, because, why not?