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97pt Leviathan Red Blend California 2014

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When a master winemaker has a palate of the finest fruit at his disposal, he doesn’t make mistakes. Instead, Erickson masterfully crafted a wine that’s meant to throw you back in your chair with pleasure—and the cult winemaker managed to do it in what Antonio Galloni calls a “best value in California.” Touché.

With Erickson’s signature stamp of terroir and polish, Leviathan is going down as the everyman’s cult wine. Get yours while you can.

About the wine

The legendary Andy Erickson has a resume a mile long, and a list of winemaking feats even longer. From guiding Screaming Eagle to Hall of Fame status, he’s worked with Dalla Valle, Ovid, Arietta, and found time to launch his own medal-winning label, Favia. While Erickson is in seemingly everywhere, his wine are not, making this exclusive release a rare treat.

A Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend that combines exclusive Napa vineyards with Amador county’s best Sierra Nevada to make a red that’s far beyond the sum of its parts. As Erickson puts it, “With Leviathan I have complete latitude to create something unique from many different parts.” And the combination of parts from Oakville, Pope Valley, Coombsville, and Amador make Leviathan a snapshot of the glorious 2014 vintage where sunshine and high temperatures brought out the best across the Golden State.

“With Leviathan I have complete latitude to create something unique from many different parts.” - Andy Erickson

Winemaker: Andy Erickson
Appellations: Oakville, Coombsville, Pope Valley, Lake County, Napa, Amador
- 97 pts, Thomas Stafford, Certified Sommelier  
- 4.3/5, Vivino Users
Grapes: 42% Cabernet, 30% Syrah, 21% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot
Vineyards: Oakville Ranch, Daviana Estate, Cervantes Family, Obsidian Ridge, Hudson, Snake Ridge.
ABV: 14.9%  


4.3 ★ Vivino Users

"Blueberries and black cherries on the nose, very rich. Full bodied, definitely fell the cab but with very smooth tannins. Long finish." - Tim D.

"A distinctive Napa wine." - Neillio

"Great Napa blend" - Aashish P.

97 pts, Thomas Stafford, Certified Sommelier

"A brilliant black plum color that meets a hedonistic but refined nose with macerated blueberries, raspberries, spice box, crafted oak with hints of cedar, cocoa, and burnt sage. This inquisitive palate is in development with nuances of seductive black, blue and red fruits with tons of spice and elegance. All the fruit is outlined nevertheless, a large circumference of balanced tannin, structure, and liveliness endure through the finish.  Drinkable now, but recommend holding on for a few years prior to popping the cork and will be enjoyable over the next decade. Pair with grilled meats, stews and wild mushroom risotto."


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