Our 2010 Leviathan is a beastly red blend, hungry and rapturous. Aromas of parchment coffee berries, cracked peppercorn and spring flowers exude from the glass. On the palate, there are dense berry fruits, licorice and bittersweet chocolate that swirl and eddy with succulent red and black currants. A nice balanced wine with bright acidity, assertive oak with ample but, rounded tannins and a lingering finish.
Leviathan is a rich, full wine with vibrant texture. Its complex flavors are derived from a unique blend which highlights the best of California – carefully fine-tuned each vintage to create a bold, rich, enticing wine. Though this uniquely blended wine is worthy of cellaring, it is intended to be consumed in its youth, showcasing its bright, fruit-driven character.
“Blending is one of the most enjoyable and most creative parts of the winemaking process. In producing our Favia wines, which are very small production wines from highly coveted sites, we always end up with many blending components of all different varieties. Fitting these together like a puzzle creates Leviathan. It allows us to push the envelope, try new things, and have an outlet to give people something unique and, frankly, pretty damn delicious.”
– Andy Erickson, Winemaker
92 Points, Antonio Galloni
91 Points, The Wine Spectator
Oak treatment: 50% new French oak for 22 months
47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 21% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc