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Levy & McClellan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Ampersand 2012

Rating

CWA98

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

Quantity
Price
1 – 2$275.00
3 +$255.00

 
Free ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“This nearly flawless Cabernet blend dazzles from the start with a hedonistic, almost Amarone-like bouquet along with toasty oak, cassis, and blackberry liqueur. Monumental in its grandeur, super-rich, and velvety-textured, this is a spectacularly impressive, Cabernet featuring majestic notes of dark chocolate intermingled with deeply concentrated black fruit (currants, plums, dates) deftly balanced across a long-lasting finish of statuesque proportions. Worthy of a 98 point rating now, the new Ampersand 2012 promises to offer a transcendental experience for the next 10 years and could merit another point along the way in our estimate. That said, don't wait for this thrill ride; go ahead and pop a cork tonight for a true show-stopper experience (after decanting for 30 minutes!) with grilled meats or aged cheeses!" (May 18, 2016)  - California Wine Advisors for Andrew Harper Hideaway Report
Flavor Profile

Style

Body

Acidity

Oak

Tannin

Style 2

Velvetty Smooth Texture No

Complex No

Tropical Fruit No

Peach No

Citrus No

Apple No

Pear No

Caramel No

Buttery No

Vanilla Creme No

Honeysuckle No

Minerally No

Floral No

Spicy No

Flinty No

High Residual Sugar No

Good Value

Style

Body

Acidity

Oak

Tannin

Style 2

Velvetty Smooth Texture No

Complex No

Blueberry No

Blackberry No

Raspberry No

Strawberry No

Cherry No

Cranberry No

Licorice No

Cassis No

Espresso No

Toffee No

Leather No

Cedar No

Cigar Box No

Pencil Lead No

Tobacco No

White Truffle No

Cracked Pepper No

Vanilla Creme No

Milk Chocolate No

Dark Chocolate No

Savory No

Gamey No

High Residual Sugar No

Bacon No

Smoke No

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Kevin Bacons

Free ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“This nearly flawless Cabernet blend dazzles from the start with a hedonistic, almost Amarone-like bouquet along with toasty oak, cassis, and blackberry liqueur. Monumental in its grandeur, super-rich, and velvety-textured, this is a spectacularly impressive, Cabernet featuring majestic notes of dark chocolate intermingled with deeply concentrated black fruit (currants, plums, dates) deftly balanced across a long-lasting finish of statuesque proportions. Worthy of a 98 point rating now, the new Ampersand 2012 promises to offer a transcendental experience for the next 10 years and could merit another point along the way in our estimate. That said, don't wait for this thrill ride; go ahead and pop a cork tonight for a true show-stopper experience (after decanting for 30 minutes!) with grilled meats or aged cheeses!" (May 18, 2016)  - California Wine Advisors for Andrew Harper Hideaway Report

Winery Levy & McClellan

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley