Leviathan California Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

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Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

Leviathan is the creation of husband and wife team Andy Erickson and Annie Favia-Erickson. They also collaborate on their Favia label, each bringing a resume boasting serious cult winery experience. Andy has spent time as winemaker at Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Ovid, Dancing Hares and Arietta, with prior work at Harlan and Staglin, while Annie got her start with John Kongsgaard and Cathy Corison, before spending more than a decade as a viticulturist with David Abreu. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jon Bonné said about the Ericksons, “Together they could probably create a 98-point wine in their sleep.” Their 2012 Leviathan is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, and 14% Syrah all coming from Northern California, and mostly from Napa. There’s no dispute that this is rich and extracted, but there’s an underlying savoriness that balances out this fruit bomb. Blackberry, black cherry, licorice, mocha, cigar box, crème de cassis, and sweet tannins that carry with them that savory herbaceousness.

Leviathan is the creation of husband and wife team Andy Erickson and Annie Favia-Erickson. They also collaborate on their Favia label, each bringing a resume boasting serious cult winery experience. Andy has spent time as winemaker at Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Ovid, Dancing Hares and Arietta, with prior work at Harlan and Staglin, while Annie got her start with John Kongsgaard and Cathy Corison, before spending more than a decade as a viticulturist with David Abreu. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jon Bonné said about the Ericksons, “Together they could probably create a 98-point wine in their sleep.” Their 2012 Leviathan is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, and 14% Syrah all coming from Northern California, and mostly from Napa. There’s no dispute that this is rich and extracted, but there’s an underlying savoriness that balances out this fruit bomb. Blackberry, black cherry, licorice, mocha, cigar box, crème de cassis, and sweet tannins that carry with them that savory herbaceousness.

9.3

Megan Pok

Andrea at Wallys

Andrea at Wallys

10

John Riddick Delectable Pro

New world all the way. Tasted blind, got Syrah, Cab and Merlot. Nice dry integrated tannins.

New world all the way. Tasted blind, got Syrah, Cab and Merlot. Nice dry integrated tannins.

9.0

Ron R Delectable Pro

Lovely rich nose. Nice textured mouthfeel. Really nice tannic structure. Cab Franc is prominent. Cinnamon, coffee and a hint of maple syrup. Get some!

Lovely rich nose. Nice textured mouthfeel. Really nice tannic structure. Cab Franc is prominent. Cinnamon, coffee and a hint of maple syrup. Get some!

9.2

Liz Hale Delectable Pro

Big, robust and delicious! Andy Erickson knocks it out of the park again.

Big, robust and delicious! Andy Erickson knocks it out of the park again.

9.3

Will Atkinson Delectable Pro

Surprisingly restrained and delicious.

Surprisingly restrained and delicious.

8.9

Ezra Chomak Delectable Pro

Straight up yummy.

Straight up yummy.

9.2

Isaac Johnson Delectable Pro

What? What??

What? What??

9.7

Doug Banks Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections

Leviathan White. Few made, and amazingly awesome!

Leviathan White. Few made, and amazingly awesome!

9.4

Shari Jones

Lots of blackberry, cassis fruit with a pencil lead long finish. Great example of a well made California Cab. Recommend pairing with red meat!!! Nice wine to have with friends that don’t understand wine.

Lots of blackberry, cassis fruit with a pencil lead long finish. Great example of a well made California Cab. Recommend pairing with red meat!!! Nice wine to have with friends that don’t understand wine.

9.4

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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