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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Lewis Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Lewis Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 108345)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $139.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 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
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Built for comfort as much as speed, the 2008 vintage is packed with fruit and ready to roll, reminding us of our outstanding 2002 Reserve Cabernet. Like the rich interior of a Ferrari GTB, the nose is showy, ripe and rustic with black currant, clove, tar and exotic oak spices. Under the hood this blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot shows plenty of extract and fleshy fruit delivering seamless power and expansive mouth feel. Moderate, chocolaty tannins engage mid-palate to gradually tighten the chassis and bring a lively quality to the ride.
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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.