Andy Erickson is a real gem! He is not only a great guy, he is a stunning winemaker. This latest release (which some of you already purchased) got a 93 point rating from Wine Spectator. I would have given it 95! I still have some supply left, but because of the score it is moving very fast!
Leviathan 2008 Proprietary Red
Retail 52.00 – GGWC 47.90
Andy Erickson is the winemaker for Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Ovid, Arietta, Favia, and others. Leviathan is a family venture between Andy and his wife Annie Favia-Erikson and her family—- The 2008 is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 7 % Syrah —- Leviathan means “something unusually large or formidable. I can say that this latest release is just that! —- Perfumes of star anise, paprika, and thyme draw into the glass. Flavors of cherries and blackberry jam rush over the palate, with smooth tannins and intense fruit lingering on a lengthy finish. A sizeable wine, the newest incarnation of Leviathan is a hedonistic delight now, and should provide added excitement in years to come – but why wait? FREE SHIPPING* on a FULL CASE!
Wine Spectator review – 93 POINTS:
“Starts understated, building depth and dimension, featuring bright, rich black currant, anise, sage and black licorice character. A full-bodied orchestration of flavors at the end weave together into a tapered finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2022.—J.L.”