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2018 was a phenomenal year for Napa, very similar to the indulgent 2012’s, a vintage that was irresistible in its youth but with impeccable ability to age. Leviathan is the project of Andy Erickson’s of Screaming Eagle ($800 a bottle) and Dalla Valle fame. Cabernet lovers know how hard it is to find a great bottle of Cabernet for less than $50. This is that wine. Erickson took over from wine-making legend Heidi Barret at Screaming Eagle, no small task.
An intense mix of fresh boysenberry, black cherry and plum jump from the glass with cocoa powder, allspice and nutmeg. Its earthy elements of our rocky northern California hillsides include Bay Laurel, sage, cedar, dry earth which speak to its origins. Supple and balanced tannins of this rich wine lead to a long savory finish with hints of graphite and star anise. It is approachable now and built to cellar.