Leviathan

California Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.032 ratings
9.06 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
Ron R
9.3

We are big fans of this wine. This is their best vintage that we’ve tasted. Excellent value at $32. Big, bold, textured and layered. Presents as a contemporary Bdx blend - which it is.

We are big fans of this wine. This is their best vintage that we’ve tasted. Excellent value at $32. Big, bold, textured and layered. Presents as a contemporary Bdx blend - which it is.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2019
Eric Bass

With all the fanfare surrounding this wine I was excited to taste the 2016. It landed awkward on the palate and didn’t assemble into anything harmonious even with plenty of time. Very little structure; muddled fruit; nice chocolate notes; it all finished instantly. Not recommended.

With all the fanfare surrounding this wine I was excited to taste the 2016. It landed awkward on the palate and didn’t assemble into anything harmonious even with plenty of time. Very little structure; muddled fruit; nice chocolate notes; it all finished instantly. Not recommended.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2019
Steve Haro

Big and bold with lots of dark fruit flavors. Well rounded tannins on the finish. Amazing.

Big and bold with lots of dark fruit flavors. Well rounded tannins on the finish. Amazing.

Nov 23rd, 2019
Frank Lin

Very jammy. Sweet, tasty. Really opens up 1 hrs later. Very fruity. Starts out as oaky but then becomes very fruity. Oaky after taste. Spicy. For $29.99 it’s really good! Very high alcohol content. 14.8% would try again. It’s medium quality, very close to the upper level. Maybe a 2nd bottle after a top wine?

I remember having a bottle at Maestros and liking it. Bold, strong, fruity.

Babs really like it. She rated it as a 9.5!

BTW - had a little bit left the next day, it’s lost all its magic. Drink it in one sitting.

Very jammy. Sweet, tasty. Really opens up 1 hrs later. Very fruity. Starts out as oaky but then becomes very fruity. Oaky after taste. Spicy. For $29.99 it’s really good! Very high alcohol content. 14.8% would try again. It’s medium quality, very close to the upper level. Maybe a 2nd bottle after a top wine?

I remember having a bottle at Maestros and liking it. Bold, strong, fruity.

Babs really like it. She rated it as a 9.5!

BTW - had a little bit left the next day, it’s lost all its magic. Drink it in one sitting.

Nov 7th, 2019
Valerie Harrell

The longer it airs, the better it gets!

The longer it airs, the better it gets!

Nov 3rd, 2019
Jay Gibbons

Full meaty cab on the front with a nice rounded back. Tasty sipper on its own - even better when paired with a medium rare ribeye.

Full meaty cab on the front with a nice rounded back. Tasty sipper on its own - even better when paired with a medium rare ribeye.

Oct 12th, 2019