James sits down with Napa Valley winemaker Andy Erickson to talk about how the current Napa harvest is going and how it compares with previous years. They also taste the 2018 Favia wines and 2019 Leviathan California.
James says of the Leviathan, "It's sort of fruit-forward ... but at the same time remains really agile and fresh," and asks Andy the secret behind it.
"I just wanted a wine that you could go out to a steakhouse and if I saw it on the menu, I would want it," Andy says. "This is the wine I like to drink. It's rich, it's flavorful, it's very fresh, and it's got the structure of a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon and sort of that character, but it's made from different varieties – it's cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, syrah and now even a little petite syrah."