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Leviathan Red Wine 2016

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Leviathan Red Wine 2016
$64.99
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$31.99

SKU 00250

750ml

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Aromas of parchment coffee berries, cracked peppercorn and shiso leaves exude from the glass. Succulent red currants, cassis and dark cherries lure one in, and delivers a smooth, decadent finish with hints of raw cacao, cigar box, pavement and bramble crostata. Ruby-cyan hues, mouthwatering acidity, ample but rounded tannins, and a truly insatiable nature.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Leviathan
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Wine AdvocateFrom winemaker Andy Erickson, the 2016 Leviathan is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Merlot aged in 25% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with exuberant black cherries, black raspberries and blackcurrants with hints of pencil shavings, black pepper, tobacco and forest floor plus a waft of tapenade. Full, firm and grainy, with gorgeous mid-palate generosity and packed with layers of black fruit and savory sparks, it has a rock-solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long. Approachable now yet structured to cellar, this seriously affordable, serious California blend should age 15-20 years or more.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2018