The 2002 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2005
The flagship of our Fall release wines from an exceptional vintage, our 2007 Cabernet is crafted from a collection of small hillside vineyards in Calistoga, Oak Knoll and Pritchard Hill. With precise handling and a high compression ratio this wine is tuned for the track. Packed with lavish oak, cloves, toffee and spicy blue-black fruits, the broad power band palate is matched with fine, grippy tannins bringing focus and length to this endurance racer. 2,000 cases produced.
"Offers wonderful complexity, richness, depth and finesse. Full-bodied, with creamy, mocha-laced oak, currant, mineral, tobacco and plum flavors that are bold yet elegant, focused and polished, ending with a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made. "
"Deep, extracted and very much the brooding young Cabernet, this latest from Lewis makes no pretense to prettiness or near-term enjoyment at this point, but it has all of the pieces in place and is sure to grow into a real stunner with age. Its generous fruit, loamy soil spice and creme brulee oak are backed up by plenty of nerve and lots of stern tannins, yet it is always rich, never overly tough or harsh, and its taming is certain to come with time. Five to seven years seems the minimum, but there is room here for at least a decade of positive growth."