Mon 20 Aug 2007
Garage wine project from Andy Erikson and Anie Favia
Screaming EagleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wine maker is at it again, proving that great things do come from out of a garage!
Made by the incredible husband and wife team of Andy Erickson, (Staglin, Hartwell, Favia, Ovid, Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle and Arietta), and Anie Favia (viticulturist for Abreu and Screaming Eagle).
This decadent blend of Syrah (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Merlot (15%) and Cabernet Franc (5%) is definitely influenced by the Syrah in the blend. Black fruit and spice with very little new oak make it really pleasant right out of the gate!
Leviathan isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t meant to be a long-aging wine, it is meant instead to be drunk within the next few years. This is a different approach for Erikson, whose past wine creations are definitely made for cellaring.
This exciting wine is destined to become another Ã¢â‚¬Å“cult wine.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Get it while you can. Buy Leviathan California Red 2005.