The 2012 Leviathan captures the spirit and flavor of a great California vintage. The growing season was filled with optimism and ease as load after load of beautiful fruit arrived at the winery. The wine showcases a beautiful dark color with effusive perfume aromas that leap from the glass. Rich, long flavors and textures leave you savoring another sip.
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
Oak treatment: 50% French oak for 23 months
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 14% Syrah, 100% CALIFORNIA