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2009 Levy & McClellan - Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 192564-2009-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (bottled two weeks before my tasting): Impressive deep ruby color. Blackberry, licorice and minerals on the nose, sexed up by Taransaud mocha and dark chocolate. Suave, pliant and vibrant, with the wine's strong minerality currently enjoying the upper hand over its sweet blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. A bit muted today by the recent bottling, but the lush tannins and lively ripe finish suggest that this wine will evolve beautifully.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Levy and McClellan's 2009 Red Wine is a dark, sumptuous beauty. Mocha, espresso, black plums and menthol wrap around the palate in this rich, totally seductive wine. With some time in bottle, the 2009 is beginning to show its creamy, silky texture, while the oak is also integrating nicely. Darker notes of tar, smoke and black currants flesh out on the enveloping finish. A dollop of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot adds complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.
    Drink Dates: 2017-2027
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: rcl
As humble servants of Mother Nature and caring stewards of the land, Levy and McClellan are inspired by a shared passion and the unique character of their distinguished hillside vineyard. They are dedicated to making wines of uncompromising quality that offer the purest expression of their origin.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 106 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 34 collectors)