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Leviathan 2017 California Red Wine
Leviathan 2017 California Red Wine

Leviathan 2017 California Red Wine

Leviathan is a red blend from legendary winemaker Andy Erickson, the former winemaker for Screaming Eagle. With Leviathan, Andy has the freedom to pursue his passion of crafting one red blend wine sourced from the best regions in California. Every year he coaxes the very best from each of the chosen varietals, regions and vineyards to create one distinct and exceptional red blend. This is winemaking without restrictions.

We are thrilled to announce the release of the 2017 Leviathan. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot & Cabernet Franc the 2017 vintage is lush yet powerful with blackberry, currant, dark chocolate and savory herbs with a dense, velvety finish on the palate.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 94+ Points (2016)
"From winemaker Andy Erickson, the 2016 Leviathan is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Merlot aged in 25% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with exuberant black cherries, black raspberries and blackcurrants with hints of pencil shavings, black pepper, tobacco and forest floor plus a waft of tapenade. Full, firm and grainy, with gorgeous mid-palate generosity and packed with layers of black fruit and savory sparks, it has a rock-solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long. Approachable now yet structured to cellar, this seriously affordable, serious California blend should age 15-20 years or more."

Type

Red

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Vintage

2016

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

15.0%

Appellation

California

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Hope Family Wines
The goal of Treana Red is to deliver, vintage after vintage, the best Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine in Paso Robles. Blended with Syrah for a complete, mouth-filling experience, our Treana Red is crafted to keep company with any wine from any region at any price point on the world stage.

The wine starts with the most promising lots from some of the best vineyards in Paso Robles—as many as eight vineyard sources make it to the final blend, enriching the sum of the parts. The fruit is harvested not based simply on its sugar content, but on the potential of its tannin structure to provide both drinkability and longevity. Grapes are picked in the cool of the morning, soaked on their skins after crushing, then allowed to develop into a long, slow fermentation utilizing naturally available yeast to enhance complexity. The wines are finished with cultivated yeast to ensure dryness and stability.
The elements that go into Treana Red are aged 10-14 months in French oak (50% new). In the summer after harvest, a trial blend of the best barrels of Cabernet and Syrah is created and then returned to barrel to marry the flavors—depth and power from the Cabernet and an inviting fleshiness from the Syrah. The wine comes back together in tank before bottling to complete the integration and allow for final fine-tuning.
The result is a wine somewhere between Napa and Bordeaux, a full-throated, luxurious wine but one with finesse as well. “We walk the fine line all California winemakers walk,” says winemaker Austin Hope, “aiming for wine that’s not over the top, not all lushness, but with some grace and elegance.”
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