2009 Lewis Cellars "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
A wine of great density, focus and concentration, with tiers of ripe blackberry, wild berry, mocha, espresso and black licorice flavors, ending with a tight, firm, fine-grained tannic backbone.
Randy and Debbie Lewis continue to impress us with their ability to produce intense, powerful wines that seamlessly match decadence with elegance. Sourced from small hillside and benchland parcels in the Oak Knoll and Calistoga appellations, the 2009 Lewis Reserve Cabernet (98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot) is an opulent and spicy offering, full of cassis, blackberry, clove, and exotic spices, along with toasty vanilla and chocolate aromas and flavors. Sinewy tannins frame a dense core of dark fruit, and the finish is long and lingering.