2006 Lewis Cellars "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Pure, rich and focused on a beam of ripe plum, cherry and currant, with touches of anise and cedar. Deliciously complex, deep and persistent, ending with ripples of rich, creamy flavors. Drink now through 2015.
The critically acclaimed wines from Lewis Cellars are always popular here at K&L, selling out in a flash. Fortunately, the 2006 Reserve Cab was made in quantity, at least compared to some of the winery's other bottlings: a whopping 2,000 cases. This is serious Cab sourced from Pritchard Hill, Calistoga, Rutherford and Oak Knoll. Enticing cigar box, black plum, cassis and cocoa nib aromas draw you into the glass, and you are rewarded with plush, up front cherry and blackberry fruit, followed by coffee, chocolate and vanilla notes. Surprisingly supple for its youth, with fine-grained tannins that create a lovely frame to admire this wine from. This Reserve provides plenty of drinking enjoyment now, for those who like big, grippy wines, and will continue to give pleasure in the years to come as it softens and reveals secondary and tertiary aromas and flavors.