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S0UL3D ØUT Syrah
August 30, 2019

2017 S0UL3D ØUT SyrahWithout a doubt, one of the most hedonistic Syrahs we’ve made to date. This wine walks the line between cool-climate aromatics of coastal Syrah and the lusher textural representations of warmer growing regions of Syrah. This wine is absolutely opaque purple in the glass. Aged in a whopping 84% New French Oak, [...]

S0UL3D ØUT Grenache
August 30, 2019

2017 S0UL3D ØUT GrenacheA ripe, lush, masculine version of Grenache for us at levo. This 2017 Grenache is one for the ages and was defined by a prolonged heatwave midway through harvest that gave us optimum ripeness and flavor. Aged in varying large format, neutral barrels, 400L, 500L and 600L helped respect the delicate nature [...]

S0UL3D ØUT Chardonnay
August 30, 2019

2018 S0UL3D ØUT ChardonnayHonestly, I’m surprised any of this Chardonnay made it to the tasting room. Between the team and I, we have made a significant dent in the small inventory we have of this stunner. Without a doubt, our most electric Chardonnay effort yet. A hybrid of sorts, aged in 60% Stainless Steel, 40% [...]

S0UL3D ØUT Petite Sirah
August 30, 2019

2017 S0UL3D ØUT Petite SirahWhat excites me most about this Petite Sirah based blend is how accurately it shows the vineyards it's sourced from. Stolpman and Slide Hill Vineyards always show tremendous power paired with pure fruit, searing acidity, and vibrant freshness. For a Petite Sirah this is pretty elegant, and yes I think that [...]

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March 14, 2019

In 2011 I started what is now LEVO wine. After receiving a heaping pile of rejection letters from all CA Universities offering enology and viticulture, I decided it time to wave goodbye to academia and create my own path in the wine world. Soon I ended up in Portugal’s Douro Valley, with a pair of [...]

DREAMCRXSHER PETITE SIRAH
March 13, 2019

2016 Dreamcrxsher Petite SirahThis is without a doubt my favorite Petite Sirah we've ever made. Comprised of 78% Petite Sirah, 19% Syrah 3% Viognier It's also ready to rock right now. Although a decant wouldn't hurt. Absolutely opaque, w/ oodles of black and blue fruit, spice, tobacco, tar, and cloves waft from the glass. It [...]

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DREAMCRXSHER SYRAH
February 20, 2019

2016 Dreamcrxsher SyrahA behemoth wine, comprised of 100% Syrah, which will need time, and significant amounts of air to show everything it's got to offer. Once it's had some time in a decanter, the wine explodes, full of raspberry, smoke, pepper, and olives. It is sourced from a few of our favorite vineyards which includes [...]