Leviathan

California Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.1750 ratings
9.181 pro ratings
California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

New world. Over-extracted. Fruit forward. Popular style.

New world. Over-extracted. Fruit forward. Popular style.

May 8th, 2019
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, plums, oak, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, spices, earth and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, earth, mocha, caramel and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and cherries.

This red blend from California is drinking nicely now, although still young. Spicy and fruit forward. Tasty and easy drinking.

Made by the former winemaker for Screaming Eagle.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$40.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, plums, oak, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, spices, earth and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, earth, mocha, caramel and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and cherries.

This red blend from California is drinking nicely now, although still young. Spicy and fruit forward. Tasty and easy drinking.

Made by the former winemaker for Screaming Eagle.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$40.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Rob Brobst III

Needs a little air but it’s singing.

Needs a little air but it’s singing.

Mar 22nd, 2019
David Shaw

Pairing at dark chocolate tasting. Nice match with Dove dark, heightening the vanilla and middle chocolate flavors. Astringency heightened with Ghirardelli 72%. Overmatched by 82% Scharffen Berger

Pairing at dark chocolate tasting. Nice match with Dove dark, heightening the vanilla and middle chocolate flavors. Astringency heightened with Ghirardelli 72%. Overmatched by 82% Scharffen Berger

Feb 14th, 2019
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight to start the Fathers Day weekend off I have opened the 2013 Leviathan California Red Blend. 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Syrah, 24% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. This is the 10th Anniversary wine from Andy Erickson the former winemaker of Screaming Eagle.

The nose is very expressive with notes of black cherry, blackberry jam, boysenberry, black currant, chocolate, pencil shavings, herbs and mint.

On the palate there is jammy dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, allspice, herbs, graphite and earth.

This is a full bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium + grippy chewy tannins that lead to a long fruit driven finish. Enjoy your Fathers Day weekend and do it safely. Nostrovia. 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight to start the Fathers Day weekend off I have opened the 2013 Leviathan California Red Blend. 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Syrah, 24% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. This is the 10th Anniversary wine from Andy Erickson the former winemaker of Screaming Eagle.

The nose is very expressive with notes of black cherry, blackberry jam, boysenberry, black currant, chocolate, pencil shavings, herbs and mint.

On the palate there is jammy dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, allspice, herbs, graphite and earth.

This is a full bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium + grippy chewy tannins that lead to a long fruit driven finish. Enjoy your Fathers Day weekend and do it safely. Nostrovia. 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jun 16th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Leviathan is the creation of husband and wife team Andy Erickson and Annie Favia-Erickson. They also collaborate on their Favia label, each bringing a resume boasting serious cult winery experience. Andy has spent time as winemaker at Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Ovid, Dancing Hares and Arietta, with prior work at Harlan and Staglin, while Annie got her start with John Kongsgaard and Cathy Corison, before spending more than a decade as a viticulturist with David Abreu. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jon Bonné said about the Ericksons, “Together they could probably create a 98-point wine in their sleep.” Their 2012 Leviathan is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, and 14% Syrah all coming from Northern California, and mostly from Napa. There’s no dispute that this is rich and extracted, but there’s an underlying savoriness that balances out this fruit bomb. Blackberry, black cherry, licorice, mocha, cigar box, crème de cassis, and sweet tannins that carry with them that savory herbaceousness.

Leviathan is the creation of husband and wife team Andy Erickson and Annie Favia-Erickson. They also collaborate on their Favia label, each bringing a resume boasting serious cult winery experience. Andy has spent time as winemaker at Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Ovid, Dancing Hares and Arietta, with prior work at Harlan and Staglin, while Annie got her start with John Kongsgaard and Cathy Corison, before spending more than a decade as a viticulturist with David Abreu. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jon Bonné said about the Ericksons, “Together they could probably create a 98-point wine in their sleep.” Their 2012 Leviathan is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, and 14% Syrah all coming from Northern California, and mostly from Napa. There’s no dispute that this is rich and extracted, but there’s an underlying savoriness that balances out this fruit bomb. Blackberry, black cherry, licorice, mocha, cigar box, crème de cassis, and sweet tannins that carry with them that savory herbaceousness.

Jan 20th, 2018
Kevin Ortzman

A wonderful Boudreaux blend From Napa Valley. Dominant black cherry throughout the journey with hints of cigar cedar box and licorice. Long smooth finish. Definitely worthy of a cellar collectible.

A wonderful Boudreaux blend From Napa Valley. Dominant black cherry throughout the journey with hints of cigar cedar box and licorice. Long smooth finish. Definitely worthy of a cellar collectible.

Oct 3rd, 2017
Daniel Dillon

Outstanding red blend from Andy Erickson

Outstanding red blend from Andy Erickson

4 people found it helpfulJul 18th, 2014
Leon Levitt

My favorite under $100 bottle of wine at a restaurant .

My favorite under $100 bottle of wine at a restaurant .

4 people found it helpfulMar 19th, 2014
Matt Young

Definitely enjoyed this one. Not TOO big, but definitely robust. Wonderful with a spicy sausage pizza

Definitely enjoyed this one. Not TOO big, but definitely robust. Wonderful with a spicy sausage pizza

3 people found it helpfulMay 19th, 2014