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Leviathan Red Blend 2008 (California) - [WS 93]
Leviathan Red Blend 2008 (California) - [WS 93]


 



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Winery: Leviathan
Varietal: 40% Cab Sauv, 36% Merlot, 17% Syrah, 7% Cab Franc
Region: California
Vintage: 2008
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Availability:: Sold out.
Product Code: LEVIATHANRED08-W

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Rank #66 - Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2011

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About This Wine:

Made by one of Napa's most powerful wine couples:
Andy Erickson (Screaming Eagle, Arietta, Dalla Valle, Favia and Hartwell)
Anie Favia (viticulturist for Abreu and Screaming Eagle)

A dark and devastatingly good Bordeaux blend from the winemaker of "Screaming Eagle" that is yet another demonstration of Ericksons impressive skill. We'll understand if you can't resist opening a bottle as soon as the box arrives. Drink now through 2014. 1,000 cases made.

A true Leviathan, the 2008 vintage of the wily beast has morphed into its own being. Perfumes of star anise, paprika, wet gravel and thyme draw one in to the glass. Flavors of slow-cooked cherries, blackberry jam, and umeboshi rush over the palate, with smooth tannins and intense fruit lingering on a lengthy finish. A sizeable wine, the newest incarnation of Leviathan is a hedonistic delight now, and should provide added excitement over the next several years-- but why wait?
Owned and vinified by Andy Erickson & Annie Favia-Erickson, Leviathan is a rich, full wine with vibrant texture. Its complex flavors are derived from a unique blend which highlights the best of California -- carefully fine-tuned each vintage to create a bold, rich, enticing wine. Though this uniquely blended wine is able to be cellared, it is intended to be consumed in its youth, showcasing its bright, fruit-driven character. The imagery that best captures this wine is Leviathan -- a monstrous sea creature, powerful and mysterious. "Blending is one of the most enjoyable and most creative parts of the winemaking process. In producing our Favia wines, which are very small production wines from highly coveted sites, we always end up with many blending components of all different varieties. Fitting these together like a puzzle creates Leviathan. It allows us to push the envelope, try new things, and have an outlet to give people something unique and, frankly, pretty damn delicious." -Andy Erickson

Cabernet Franc (7%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Syrah (17%) and Merlot (36%)


Ratings & Reviews

93 Points, Rank #66 on Top 100 Wines of 2011 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Starts understated, building depth and dimension, featuring bright, rich black currant, anise, sage and black licorice character. A full-bodied orchestration of flavors at the end weave together into a tapered finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2022." -J.L. (Mar. 2011)



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