2016 LEVY & MCCLELLAN AMPERSAND NAPA VALLEY RED BLEND
~ Harlan’s Founder Winemaker, Wait-List Only at Winery.
Levy & McClellan was founded in 1999 by Bob and his wife, Martha McClellan, capitalizing on Bob’s profound experiences in the vineyard to select a prime location to plant a vineyard with specific ideas not previously done. His philosophies included producing a wine that would share the structure of a hillside cabernet while preserving the terroir’s character and providing a pleasurable experience through the finish with soft tannins. Martha is also a talented winemaker, crafting the wines at Sloan Estate, Checkerboard Vineyards, and Vineyard 7 & 8. She and Bob created Ampersand to tell the vintage story; Their 2016 Vintage Proprietary Red is predominately Cabernet Sauvignon-based with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, giving a clear portrait of excellence…
Winemaker Notes, “The 2016 AMPERSAND is an impressive example of the balance between power and concentration that this vintage is known for and shows tremendous finesse even at this early stage of its life. The aromatic expression begins with dried herbs and earthy mineral notes, following through to roasted coffee and black currants. The finish has notably silky tannins, is supple in texture and remarkably lingering finish.”