Levy & McClellan Cabernet Ampersand 2013

Showcasing the legendary 2013 Napa vintage, this virtually flawless Cabernet blend dazzles from the start with a soaring, 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 2013 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.

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