2009 Lewis Cellars "Alec's Blend" Napa Valley Red Blend
An amazing wine made in a rich, generous style, with loads of ripe berry flavors, including wild berry, blueberry, raspberry and plum. Full-bodied, it's fleshy and easy-drinking already, yet has the depth and concentration for cellaring. Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2022.
We've carried this bold blend since 1997, and like it's namesake (Randy and Debbie Lewis' oldest grandson, Alec), there's something of a teenager in the 2009 bottling. A great follow up to the 94-point (Wine Spectator) 2008 bottling, the 2009 is youthful and exuberant from the start. It is a big wine blending 80% Syrah, 17% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, with blueberry and cherry fruits and substantial oak spice. Full throttle and irresistable!