Leviathan, Cabernet Blend

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Leviathan, Cabernet Blend

Former Screaming Eagle Winemaker's Project
One of the best Leviathans we've ever tasted!

Just released and in limited supply....

This is Leviathan, a wine known as "one of the best values out of California." Antonio Galloni

Leviathan is the personal project of Andy Erickson, Screaming Eagle's former winemaker.

Screaming Eagle, at $2,000 per bottle, may be one of the most elusive and collectible domestic California Cabernets. Erickson knows this and has created a "Baby Eagle," his own personal project for immediate enjoyment, Leviathan.

For years, we have been a fan of the plush fruit of Leviathan allowing for approachability in its youth without sacrificing balanced structure or depth.

Aromatics of cigar box, brambly fruit and cacao jump from the glass. Hedonistic, lush fruit on the palate reveals flavors of black cherries and anise, and cocoa with savory tannins and a full, lingering finish.

Sourced from some of the most coveted vineyards in California, Leviathan showcases the best characteristics of another sensational vintage, 2016.

This Baby Eagle is more than just a personal project; with so little available, it is quickly becoming a cult Cabernet.

Even more rare, we have a limited supply of magnums (1.5L), here.

Enjoy!

$44.95 per bottle / $539.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

94 / 100

True to form, the 2016 Leviathan is a hedonistic red with plush fruit and depth. Rich black currant, dark cherry, crème brulee, cigar box, dried herbs and dark cocao. A full-bodied orchestration of flavors collide on a long finish. A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Syrah, and a little Cabernet Franc. This is one of our perennial meritage favorites. Copious red plum, spice, vanillin and oak, this is a flamboyant red and one of the best values from California.


Product Details


Producer: Leviathan

Country: United States

Region: California

Sub Region: Napa Valley

Varietal: Cabernet Blend

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W3973-1-1-1