The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon has closed down slightly since last year. Now in bottle, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a similar but more subdued bouquet of lead pencil shavings, burning embers, blueberry liqueur, creme de cassis and flowers. Powerful, rich and pure, its statuesque structure, lavish concentration and formidable tannin levels suggest 3-5 years of bottle age is warranted. This may turn out to be the finest Cabernet Sauvignon produced in the short history of the Levy and McClellan Diamond Mountain winery, although the 2008 has the potential to equal it. The 2007 should last for three decades or more.
Slightly high-toned aromas of blueberry liqueur, blackberry, chocolate truffle, licorice and damp earth. Huge, plush, sweet wine with dark berry and black olive flavors saturating the entire palate. Outstanding depth here, more than enough to support the wine's powerful, thoroughly ripe tannins on the resoundng, very long back end. This no-holds-barred wine is a knockout now but it's likely to gain further in precision as it continues to absorb more of its baby fat.
“Bob Levy, long-time winemaker at Harlan Estate, and his wife, Martha McClellan, who has done incredible consulting work at such top-flight wineries as Sloan and Blankiet, have their own small project whose results to date have been magnificent wines. Although expensive, no one will complain about the quality in the bottle as they are clearly Napa Valley first-growths.”
Founded in 1999 by husband and wife duo, Bob Levy and Martha McClellan, Levy & McClellan is a collaborative effort that showcases wine of uncompromised quality and expression of their origin. Their portfolio releases among the highest priced red blends in Napa Valley, and each year the prices increase further. Levy & McClellan is entirely allocated, so the wines tend to be extremely difficult to find.
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