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Leviathan 2021 Red Blend

Leviathan 2021 Red Blend

Leviathan 2021 Red blend

Leviathan 2021 Red Blend

 

The Leviathan 2021 Red Blend from Oakville, Napa Valley, is a powerful and complex wine that captures the essence of multiple varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. This rich blend is crafted to deliver depth and character, showcasing the robust nature of Napa Valley’s diverse grape cultivation. Let’s explore the details of this bold red wine, which is quickly becoming a favorite among those who appreciate a well-rounded, flavorful blend.

The Leviathan 2021 is designed to offer a captivating wine experience, blending multiple varietals to achieve a full-bodied profile with intricate flavors. Each sip promises a journey through the lush vineyards of Oakville, where the perfect blend of climate and soil nurtures the grapes to their fullest expression.

Tasting Notes

On the Nose: The wine greets with aromas of red cherry complemented by delicate hints of rose, setting a fragrant and inviting tone.

On the Palate: Continuing the sensory exploration, flavors of red cherry and red berries dominate, intertwined with subtle spices that add a layer of complexity to the taste. This Red Blend achieves a harmonious balance between fruitiness and spice, making each sip a discovery.

Pairing Suggestions:

The Leviathan Red Blend’s robust profile makes it an excellent companion for grilled beef, lamb, hearty pastas, and hard cheeses. Its full body and medium tannins provide the perfect backdrop for rich, flavorful dishes, enhancing the dining experience.

Closing Notes

As one of my go-to red blends, the Leviathan 2021 never fails to impress with its rich layers and satisfying depth. It stands out as a testament to the art of winemaking, where each varietal’s contribution is felt, making it more than just a wine but a celebration of Napa Valley’s winemaking excellence. Andy Erickson has lived and worked in Napa Valley since 1994, and in less than thirty years, has built a reputation as a winemaking icon. He began Leviathan in 2004. His past experiences include work at Screaming Eagle, Staglin Family Vineyard, Harlan Estate, Spottswoode, Stags Leap Wine Cellars and Ovid Napa Valley. I bought this wine because of this reputation, and it does not disappoint.

Structure Breakdown: Leviathan 2021 Red Blend

  • Acidity: Low
  • Body: Full
  • Tannins: Medium
  • Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
  • ABV: 14.8%
  • Region: Oakville, Napa Valley, California

Vino – Rater Score: 91

This review encapsulates the Leviathan 2021 Red Blend’s appeal, highlighting its intricate flavors and ideal pairings, ensuring it is recognized as a noteworthy choice for any wine enthusiast.

 

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MEMORABLE 
95 – 100 Points: Memorable and world-class, these wines leave you in awe from the very first sip.

OUTSTANDING
90-94 Points: Outstanding and enticing, these wines invite you to savor every glass.

EXCELLENT BUT…
85-89 points: Wines that are good but missing something.

AVERAGE
80-84 points: Average wines that leave room for improvement in today’s competitive market.

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