Leverage Acceleration Red 2016 750ml
SKU: leve-acce-red-20-2016

Leverage Acceleration Red 2016

  • v94
  • jd93

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Category Red Blend
Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Leverage
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
The third vintage of Leverage Acceleration follows the tradition of the first two, showcasing the bright red fruit and aromatics of our Paso Robles Grenache. On the nose, Acceleration greets you with brilliant aromatic strawberry, bits of caramel and toffee, and touch of lightly dusted earth. On the palate, you'll find powerful strawberry, cherry candy and raspberry along with a spicy texture along the course of its medium body. The fruit carries you through to a nice tannic grip on the finish with notes of light roast coffee and toffee candy.
  • v94

Deep vivid ruby. Assertive cherry and raspberry liqueur aromas are complemented by suggestions of baking spices and candied flowers. Sappy and expansive in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet red and blue fruit preserve and candied lavender flavors that are energized by a spicy touch of white pepper. Shows impressive depth as well as energy and finishes impressively long and smooth, with well-knit tannins and strong, floral-driven persistence. 15% whole clusters and once-used French oak.

February 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

In the same ballpark, yet more Grenache-dominated, the 2016 Acceleration (85% Grenache and 15% Syrah) boasts a deep ruby color as well as notes of kirsch, dried soil, and savory spices. Medium to full-bodied, seamless, and elegant, it's another beautiful wine from winemaker Aaron Jackson that will cruise in the cellar on its balance and purity.

November 29, 2018