By Bob Levy & Martha McClellan Winemaker of Harlan Estate
Levy & McClellan Winery, planted in 1999, is a wine birthed byBob LevyandMartha McClellan.Spending years searching for the right plot with the right soil to plant the grapes, Bob and Martha wants a wine that express the highest level of quality and expression of the terroir where they grow with the least amount of input and manipulation during vinification.
Bob Levyhas been the winemaker atHarlan Estatesince its beginning, and, along with owner Bill Harlan, is in the process of making Bond as prodigious as Harlan Estate. Many people, including those owners of Bordeaux chateau, regard Harlan Estate as the1stgrowth of California.
Martha McClellanhas been the winemaker for Napa Valley superstar cult wineries,BlankietandSloan.Robert Parkerclaimed “The goal to produce world-class wines at Blankiet Estate has been accomplished, combining the extraordinary power of the site with unbelievable elegance and definition.”
“These efforts are produced by two quiet, somewhat reclusive individuals with extraordinary resumes, limitless talent, and a perfectionist, nearly obsessive attitude toward making world-class wines.” - Robert Parker
Tasting note: “This Cabernet blend offers a truly voluptuous, supremely satisfying experience now and promises grandeur for the next decade. Dark purple-colored, it launches forth with alluring aromas of toasted vanilla oak, cassis, and hints of baking spices. Primary notes of dark chocolate, currants, figs, and dates are deftly balanced across a tightly wound texture that opened up after 15 minutes in the glass. This monumental wine is a leviathan now and ready to thrill after decanting. Enjoy now through 2022+.”