2020 Leviathan California Red Blend (Was $40) 750ml
Winery Notes- The 2020 Leviathan displays powerful aromas of plum, black cherry, cola, and cocoa. Savory spices, white pepper, marjoram, and cardamon derived from our rocky Northern California hillsides expand across the palate. The wine boasts bright and persistent acidity with intense, fine-grained tannins.
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VINOUS REVIEW: The 2020 Leviathan is terrific. Soft and floral, the 2020 impresses with its open-knit personality and overall appeal. Crushed red berry fruit, spice and floral accents lend brightness. The 2020 is not as opulent as most vintages, but that's not a bad thing at all. If anything, the lighter style is quite appealing. Moreover, the tannins are very nicely balanced. Andy Erickson did a fabulous job with this Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend.
JEB DUNNUCK REVIEW: A step back from recent vintages, the 2020 California Red Wine is nevertheless a fruit-forward, enjoyable effort. Based on 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and smaller amounts of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc, it has some smoky red and black fruits, a touch of spice and leafy herbs, medium body, some firmer tannins, and outstanding length.
JAMES SUCKLING REVIEW: Lots of black olive, tar and asphalt with black fruit. Medium to full body with firm and linear tannins that run the length of the wine. This is a multi-region blend with a large percent from Sonoma. 56% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot, 13% petite syrah, 7% syrah, 5% petit verdot and 4% cabernet franc.
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: A partnership between winemaker Andy Erickson and Huneeus Vintners, the 2020 Leviathan blends 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 13% Petite Sirah, 7% Syrah, 5% Petite Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Sourced from such diverse regions as Red Hills (Lake County), Coombsville (Napa) and Moon Mountain (Sonoma), it's a bit less dramatic and flamboyant than the 2019 but is still a ripe, plush wine for early drinking. Medium to full-bodied, it boasts mixed berry fruit, vanilla and cedar shadings and a long, corpulent finish.
|Special Assignment||Best Sellers, Clearance Wines|
|Winemaker||Andy Erickson (Former Winemaker At Screaming Eagle)|
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