Between the two of them, husband and wife Bob Levy [Harlan, Bond, Promontory] and Martha McLellan [Sloan, Vineyard 7 & 8, Checkerboard] have some of the most impressive resumes and track records in the entire Napa Valley. This personal venture from their home vineyard north of Diamond Mountain can hang with any wine in the county, period.
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Proprietary Red is simply singing on the nose, revealing fragrant red and black currant notes plus hints of cinnamon stick, lavender, garrigue, forest floor and pencil shavings. The medium to full-bodied, delicately played palate is wonderfully spicy, with a quiet sophistication and decadence about it, sporting ripe, velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with exotic undertones. Very classy wine!