Leviathan California Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

New world. Over-extracted. Fruit forward. Popular style.

New world. Over-extracted. Fruit forward. Popular style.

8.9

"Odedi" Delectable Pro

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. Fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, plums, oak, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, spices, earth and black pepper. Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, earth, mocha, caramel and peppercorn. Medium finish with soft tannins and cherries. This red blend from California is drinking nicely now, although still young. Spicy and fruit forward. Tasty and easy drinking. Made by the former winemaker for Screaming Eagle. Robert Parker 94 points. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. 14.8% alcohol by volume. 90 points. $40.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. Fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, plums, oak, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, spices, earth and black pepper. Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, earth, mocha, caramel and peppercorn. Medium finish with soft tannins and cherries. This red blend from California is drinking nicely now, although still young. Spicy and fruit forward. Tasty and easy drinking. Made by the former winemaker for Screaming Eagle. Robert Parker 94 points. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. 14.8% alcohol by volume. 90 points. $40.

9.0

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

Needs a little air but it’s singing.

Needs a little air but it’s singing.

9.4

Eric Bass Delectable Pro

With all the fanfare surrounding this wine I was excited to taste the 2016. It landed awkward on the palate and didn’t assemble into anything harmonious even with plenty of time. Very little structure; muddled fruit; nice chocolate notes; it all finished instantly. Not recommended.

With all the fanfare surrounding this wine I was excited to taste the 2016. It landed awkward on the palate and didn’t assemble into anything harmonious even with plenty of time. Very little structure; muddled fruit; nice chocolate notes; it all finished instantly. Not recommended.

8.2

David Shaw Delectable Pro

Pairing at dark chocolate tasting. Nice match with Dove dark, heightening the vanilla and middle chocolate flavors. Astringency heightened with Ghirardelli 72%. Overmatched by 82% Scharffen Berger

Pairing at dark chocolate tasting. Nice match with Dove dark, heightening the vanilla and middle chocolate flavors. Astringency heightened with Ghirardelli 72%. Overmatched by 82% Scharffen Berger

9.0

Cory

Great easy drinking wine. If you ind some I want it

Great easy drinking wine. If you ind some I want it

9.5

Brian Luzar

Juicy, like candy!

Juicy, like candy!

9.1

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