Lewis Cellars favors full-throttle Cabernet, yet for all their density and depth of flavor, the wines are graceful and refined, balancing size and elegance. Lewis harvests Cabernet from a collection of hillside and benchland vineyards in the Napa Valley subappellations of Calistoga, Rutherford and Oak Knoll, and the winemaking team selects the best lots for the Reserve. A blend of 98 percent Cabernet and 2 percent Petit Verdot, it aged 20 months in new French oak.
Tasting Note: Bold, rich and complex, yet delicate and graceful, showing finely detailed currant, dark berry and licorice notes, with jazzy spice and mocha-scented oak and a long, firming finish that gains depth and dimension. Drink now through 2026. –James Laube
Region: Napa Valley, California
Issue Date: Oct. 15, 2013