Leviathan Red Blend 2021 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 94] [JS 93] [VM 93]
Leviathan Red Blend 2021 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 94] [JS 93] [VM 93]
Leviathan Red Blend 2021 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 94] [JS 93] [VM 93]

Leviathan Red Blend 2021
(Napa Valley, California) - [JD 94] [JS 93] [VM 93]


Regular price $45.00 Sale price $34.97 Save $10.03
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Winemaker Notes:
The Leviathan wine is a red blend created afresh each vintage, sourced from some of the most coveted vineyards in California. Each year, a percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc are blended together to produce a singular wine, showcasing all the best characteristics of the vintage.  

The 2021 proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Syrah, Petite Verdot, and Cabernet Franc highlight some of my favorite growing regions in Northern California, including Red Hills, Coombsville, and Moon Mountain.

The Vintage:
The winter of 2021 was the second consecutive year of significant drought throughout California. Record-setting low rainfall combined with a warm spring triggered unusually early budbreak and vine growth. Throughout the summer, temperatures were mild with very few days above 100˚F, smoothing the path toward harvest. The season's reduced canopies and smaller berries focused flavors into an intense expression of a remarkable year.

Tasting Notes:

The 2021 Leviathan reveals distinct aromas of blackberry bramble, black cherry, and chaparral. Savory spices and star anise meld with mineral, graphite, bay, and laurel reflective of our rocky Northern California terrain. With finely structured tannins, this wine is silky and elegant-yet persistent. It is approachable now and built to cellar for 10-plus years.

Varietal Blend: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 10% Petite Sirah, 6% Syrah, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc

ABV: 14.8%


Ratings & Reviews:

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Always a good value, the 2021 California Red Wine is no exception and has darker berry fruits, some leafy herb, sage, lavender, and chocolate nuances, full-bodied richness, and a lush, round, seamless style that's already impossible to resist. This is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (with plenty of other red varieties), and it should shine for 7-8 years, if not a decade, although I would drink this puppy in its youth." (Dec 2023)

93 Points - James Suckling: 
"Blueberries, black berries, and flowers. Some stone. Spearmint and fresh bay leaves. Medium to full body with layers of juicy tannins that are rounded and textured. Creamy and caressing. 65% cabernet sauvignon with cabernet franc, petite sirah, petit verdot and merlot. Lovely to drink now." (Jan 2024)

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2021 Leviathan is fabulous. In fact, the 2021 is one of the best editions of Leviathan I can remember tasting. The purity of the flavors is just remarkable. Dark cherry/plum fruit, spice, new leather and licorice are all dialed up. Shortening the time in barrel from 18-20 months to 14 makes a huge difference in how the wine captures fruit intensity and finesse. Few winemakers know Napa Valley as well as Andy Erickson does. All of that expertise comes through in a gorgeous wine that over-delivers on all counts." Drink 2023-2030 - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2023)