2017 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RESERVE – Napa Valley – One of Napa Valley’s Superstars! Winery’s price is $175 – Our price is $169.95, 3/$165.95, 6+/$158.95. – Trust me, do not wait if you wish to secure, especially at my low prices. 2017 is another fantastic Cabernet vintage in Napa Valley. Do not wait for a review/rating (they are always stellar anyway, and at least mid- 90s.) as it will be too late. Lewis Cellars is a true Napa Valley Superstar. Pricing for this Cabernet Sauvignon is a relative bargain when considering the prices asked for the other ULTRA PREMIUM Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon….I should not need to cite examples.
Lewis Cellars’ wines begin as numerous small lots of fruit each fermented separately by vineyard block, varietal, clone and rootstock. Red varietals are picked at full ripeness and maturity. Hand sorted and de-stemmed to small stainless steel tanks and open top fermenters, the wines are pressed off at dryness after 2-4 weeks on the skins. Bordeaux varietals are aged primarily in new French oak for 19 months then bottled unfined and unfiltered. The house style is to produce big, spicy, concentrated wines that are balanced yet full of black fruit and mature, mouth-coating tannins.
There is distinct power and complexity to the 2017 Reserve Cabernet. Navy blue-black yet brilliant in color the wine is front-loaded with ripe fruit of crushed currants and berries. Secondary notes bring mineral and earth aromas laced with sweet anise and oak spice. Packed with fruit on entry, a dusky, sinewy character develops on the palate with fine-grained tannins tailing to the finish.