Wow! Bold, but smooth. So worth it. — a month ago
Certainly no slouch, but not quite as leviathan as the Gaja that preceded. Babbo 2001 Barolo Revisited. Outstanding! — 5 years ago
1 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). A prodigious dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: ripe sweet plum/cherry, cinnamon, rich planting soil, and pine. Taste: smooth, juicy, extracted but balanced wine with blackberry jam, chocolate, oak, and a red berry - sweet tobacco finish.
A Andy Erickson Napa wine, less than $50, where have you been....nice value!!
Red Hot Chile Peppers concert fire up with a couple wines and Taco Bell. YUMMM!!@ — 2 months ago
Sweet, slightly better than leviathan — 7 years ago
Bootleg is the newest Napa label under the Jackson Family umbrella, which also includes Cardinale, Freemark Abbey, Galerie, La Jota, Lokoya, and Mt. Brave. The label pays homage to “the winegrowing rogues, who smuggled vine cuttings from renowned French vineyards and replanted them in California.” Kristy Melton, formerly director of winemaking at Clos du Val, crafts the wines and this blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 12% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. The fruit is sourced from vineyards on Atlas Peak, Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain. Parker called it “off-the-charts in terms of its hedonistic appeal” and I can’t disagree. Blackberry, kirsch and cassis combine to yield an ultra rich fruit bomb, but it doesn’t stop there, adding Rutherford dust, cocoa powder, licorice, purple flowers, cedar, and crushed rock. I’ve heard several comparisons of this to the wines of Orin Swift, and while both are fruit bomb, high octane wines, I’m more inclined to compare this to something like Andy Erickson’s Leviathan. — 5 years ago
Nice brew. Mango leaves a pleasant after taste — 5 years ago
Round two wrestling the creamy grapefruit leviathan. Orange and pomelo nose with golden raisin dried mango and dried pineapple. Creamy, rolling entry turns pithy and sharp like black lime on tin foil. Giant grapefruit note grenades the middle, spiral-sliced into lemon peel, with a touch of candied lemon peel on the tip of its citric tail. — 7 years ago