2002 Lewis Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
*Top 100 Wines of 2005* In fabulous shape, this boasts aromas of loamy earth, mushroom, mocha, currant and plum that gain with aeration. Maintains its deeply centered core of ripe, plush fruit on a long finish.—2002 California Cabernet blind retrospective (May 2012). Drink now through 2022. (Web-2012)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon’s aromas benefit from aeration, beginning life closed and austere, but picking up speed to reveal wonderfully cedary, black currant fruit nicely nuanced by smoky new oak. Medium to full-bodied and elegant, with admirable purity, expansiveness, and balance, this impeccably well-made Cabernet will drink well for 8-10 years.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is complex, rich and focused, with a deep core of black fruit and traces of briar and vanilla. Turns chocolaty and long on the palate with serious, integrated tannins.