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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Lewis Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Lewis Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 59064)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2000 Reserve Cabernet is a beautiful, showy wine, spilling-over with spicy oak and aromatic cedar, centered on opulent black fruit. Absolutely rich, ripe and round, we used 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot in this Reserve blend. A cloak of vanilla, clove and seductive oak spice wraps around a deeply fruited core of currant and wild berries with hints of anise and chocolate that gradually give way to long, mouth-coating tannins. 2,300 cases produced.

"Exceptionally well-made, blending ripe currant, black cherry, anise and minerally flavors with a well-proportioned dose of cedary, spicy oak. Balanced, with fine-grained tannins and a dash of mocha on the finish. Best from 2005 through 2014."
-Wine Spectator

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About Lewis Cellars:

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.