Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 15.9%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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."
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Former Indy Car driver Randy Lewis and his wife Debbie started Lewis Cellars in 1992. They are truly "Driven... to create world-class wines." Along with their son, Dennis, they are literally hands-on in every aspect of vineyard management, winemaking, sales and distribution. They thrive on the challenges and the relationships cultivated in the process. It is their continuing goal to greate small lots of exciting and unique Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah.
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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...
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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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