2010 LeviathanBlend from United States
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Wine: "Leviathan is a rich, full wine with vibrant texture. Its complex flavors are derived from a unique blend and is carefully fine-tuned to create a bold, complex, entici...
- 92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 91 Wine Spectator
92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2010 Leviathan is drop-dead gorgeous. Smoke, plums, mocha, graphite, savory herbs and tobacco all explode from the glass. Layered, rich and expressive, the 2010 impresses for its purity and depth. The blend is 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and the rest Syrah and Cabernet Franc." (11/13)
91 Wine Spectator
"Tight, young and vibrant, with a pure, focused core of dried berry, currant and dill, expanding and gliding through the finish, where touches of dried herb and cedar reverberate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2023. -JL" (06/13)
"Leviathan is a rich, full wine with vibrant texture. Its complex flavors are derived from a unique blend and is carefully fine-tuned to create a bold, complex, enticing wine. Though this blended wine is worthy of cellaring, it can be consumed in its youth, showcasing its bright, fruit-driven character and is an incredible value relative to its peers." - Winery
"Founded by Annie Favia and Andy Erickson in 2004, Leviathan's goal is to produce the best California red wine in a given vintage drawing on vineyard sources across the state forming a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Merlot."
"Tapping into their collective 35 years of industry experience in both the field and cellar, and with stints at some of Napa Valley's most heralded properties, this couple crafts Leviathan from the best of what California has to offer every year."
""Blending is one of the most enjoyable and most creative parts of the winemaking process," says Andy. "Every year we are offered fruit from amazing vineyard sites, each one delivering interesting blending components from 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. What I love about Leviathan is that, if you look closely, you can pull out the nuances of the individual varieties. But the wine also has a character all its own.""
""With all of the other projects I work on, for Favia, as well as for my winemaking clients, the focus is always on producing single vineyard, site-specific wines. With Leviathan I have complete latitude to create something unique from many different parts. It is like a puzzle, and very fun and exciting. California is rich and diverse in terms of grape-growing regions, and I love working to create something that reflects the best that California has to offer."" - Winery
This wine was also rated 89 Points by Robert Parker.
92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
91 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, blueberry and strawberry|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, spice box and dark fruit|