2005 Levy & McClellan Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1082546 95 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A limited production of a very powerful and massive wine from two of California’s most famous winemaking gurus, Bob Levy and Martha McClellan, this wine remains primordial and backward, especially for a 2005. Loads of graphite notes interwoven with cassis, new saddle leather, blackberry and earth are impressive. It may sound unusual, but what came to mind is tasting some of the more recent vintages of Château Montrose in St-Estèphe in Bordeaux. This wine still needs another 5-6 years of cellaring easily. This masculine, vigorous, bigger-than-life, full-throttle wine will evolve for another 25-30 years. (RP) 95+ Inner quote mark (6/2015)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Medium ruby. Knockout nose combines scents of cassis, tobacco, gravel, mocha and tropical dark chocolate. Boasts lovely sweetness and intensity, along with enticing inner-mouth perfume and lift. Classic 2005 in its energy, definition and light touch. Wonderfully suave tannins make this deep beauty accessible 2016 but it has the energy and tension to age gracefully for many more years. Finishes ripely tannic, tactile and very long, with a savory complexity and firming minerality. (ST) Inner quote mark (5/2016)

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