2004 Levy and McClellan Proprietary Blend

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2004 Levy and McClellan Proprietary Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2007
Their debut vintage the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon which was bottled earlier this year is a fabulous effort. This 350-case cuvee boasts an opaque purple color as well as an expressive nose of scorched earth blackberries... Their debut vintage the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon which was bottled earlier this year is a fabulous effort. This 350-case cuvee boasts an opaque purple color as well as an expressive nose of scorched earth blackberries cassis and hints of espresso melted chocolate licorice and spice box. Rich and full-bodied with silky tannin tremendous texture and a profound multilayered mouthfeel this sensational Cabernet should drink well for two decades or more.Martha McClellan-Levy the wine consultant for Blankiet and Sloan and Bob Levy longtime winemaker at Harlan make up the husband and wife team behind this extraordinary vineyard designed to produce about 400 cases of a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Planted on the steep volcanic soils of Diamond Mountain at 500-600 foot elevation with 2900 vines per acre this vineyard is planted as tightly as one is likely to find in Napa Valley.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2008
A rich savory extracted style with strong mocha-espresso bean and spicy currant flavors that are intense focused long and persistent ending with firm ripe tannins. Combines power with finesse. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet... A rich savory extracted style with strong mocha-espresso bean and spicy currant flavors that are intense focused long and persistent ending with firm ripe tannins. Combines power with finesse. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2015. 300 cases made.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2007
(cabernet sauvignon with 5% merlot) Deep medium ruby. Complex pure aromas of cassis mocha brown spices licorice and menthol. Chewy lush and aromatic in the mouth with remarkable intensity and depth for a vineyard planted... (cabernet sauvignon with 5% merlot) Deep medium ruby. Complex pure aromas of cassis mocha brown spices licorice and menthol. Chewy lush and aromatic in the mouth with remarkable intensity and depth for a vineyard planted in 1999. Thoroughly ripe flavors of dark berries and spices. What I like best about this wine is its layered texture and very sweet ripe fine-grained tannins. This is the new venture of husband- and-wife team Bob Levy (winemaker at Harlan Estate and Bond) and Martha McClellan (Sloan and Blankiet) from a vineyard leased from McClellan's parents. The budbreak in this site on Franz Valley School Road at an altitude of 600 to 700 feet occurs later than in Oakville and afternoon wind routinely cools things down during the peak of summer according to Levy.