2005 Levy & McClellan - Red 750ml

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95+

Levy and McClellan-s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, which spent 26 months in new oak (mostly Taransaud), is developing at an incredibly slow rate. Its opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of roasted coffee, melted chocolate, creme de cassis, burning embers, camphor, and a hint of cedar. On the palate, the wine combines considerable substance, power, and extract with a sense of harmony as well as elegance. Black currant, blackberry, and gamy, meaty notes are also present in this full-bodied effort with an incredibly long finish. The wine is just beginning to shed some tannin and become accessible.

Drink Dates: 2012-2042
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

(all cabernet sauvignon; bottled in January of 2008) Deep medium ruby. Complex, expressive nose offers black raspberry, licorice, brown spices, mocha, smoke, minerals and nutty oak. Wonderfully lush and creamy-sweet for the year, with Graves-like mineral, gravel and smoky notes (from barrel this wine struck me as brooding and Latour-like but today its fruit character is more red). Ripe, harmonious acidity and broad, lush tannins make this cabernet remarkably presentable-not to mention long on personality-for a 2005, but it also has the structure for an extended evolution in bottle. Even in 2005, this young vineyard on volcanic soil produced just over two tons of fruit per acre, according to Bob Levy.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Average rating: 95, based on 2 reviews
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760 bottles owned by 227 collectors.

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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.

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