The 2019 Leviathan boasts an intense mix of fresh boysenberry, black cherry, and plum with cocoa powder, allspice, and nutmeg. Its earthy elements of our rocky California hillsides include bay Laurel, sage, cedar, and dry red earth which speaks 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.
Our 2019 proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Syrah, and Cabernet Franc highlight some of my favorite growing regions in northern California: Coombsville, Red Hills, Moon Mountain, Fountain grove, and the Sierra Foothills.
95 Points James Suckling – “Very pure fruit this year with ripe raspberries and fresh currants throughout. Full-to medium-bodied with soft, polished tannins and bright, clean fruit. It’s really balanced and the finish and makes you want to drink it. Subtle and vivid fruit at the end. Yet, it can improve with age. Blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and petite verdot. Drink or hold.”
93 Points Jeb Dunnuck – “Always a value, the 2019 California Red Wine is a juicy, up-front, undeniably delicious red with plenty of red, black, and blue fruits as well as graphite, leafy herbs, and chalky mineral nuances. Medium to full-bodied, pure, balanced, and seamless, it’s a no-brainer purchase to enjoy over the coming 8-10 years at a minimum. Best After 2022.”