2017 Leviathan Red Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Aged 12 months in French Oak, 25% new
Leviathan is a red wine from legendary winemaker Andy Erickson, the former winemaker for Screaming Eagle. With two 100pt wines and numerous additional accolades under his belt, Andy is recognized as one of Napa’s premier winemakers. Leviathan began in 2004 as a passion project. Andy wanted to take all of his winemaking experience and vineyard knowledge and create a single red wine that was free from the restraints of appellations and varietals. Drawn from some of the best vineyards in Northern California, the resulting wine was born from a passion for blending Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, to create a full bodied wine with a character all of its own, showcasing all the best characteristics of the vintage. This is winemaking without restriction.
“With Leviathan I have complete latitude to create something unique from many different parts” Andy Erickson
Jeb Dunnuck: 94 Points Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah brought up in 25% new French oak, the 2017 California Red Wine sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as a rich, powerful, opulent style that certainly puts a smile on your face. Notes of currants, chocolate, spice box, and earthy, herbal notes all emerge from this sexy, seamless effort that has full-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and outstanding finish. It’s a smoking value to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years.
James Suckling: 94 Points A rich, very fruity red with mocha, chocolate, plums and terracotta. Full body, round, juicy tannins and a solid, flavorful finish. A blend of syrah, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Drink or hold.