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Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa 2016

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CWA97+

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $175.00

 

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97+ Points
“This opulent and alluring new Cabernet delivers supreme gratification tonight while the luxurious texture and deftly integrated tannins (plus creamy new oak) bode well for enjoyment over the next decade. A voluptuous core of dark cherry and cassis on the front palate introduce hints of roasted espresso and allspice. We savored the lavish amounts of kirsch, mocha and blackberry flavors supported by supple, ultra fine-grained tannins. The statuesque finish includes notes of exuberant toasted oak and vanilla. A HUGE crowd pleaser ready to deliver. Collectors may enjoy this thoroughbred now (after decanting) for a 97 point experience, evolving into 98 points and beyond through 2029.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Lewis Cellars was established in 1992 by Randy and Debbie Lewis. Randy comes from a prior career of professional car racing – he was a serious racer having competed in a variety of races including the Formula Three in Europe, the Formula 5000 and five Indianapolis 500’s. It was through racing and his time in Europe that Randy developed a love for wine. However, his second career wasn’t solidified until he tore into a wall at 220 mph during a qualifying trial at the Indianapolis 500 in 1991. Fortunately, and rather amazingly he walked away from this crash nearly unharmed. The “impact” of this crash was a realization to seriously pursue his passion for wine. He self-taught himself about wine making – reading plenty of related books and working with another winemaker (Robbie Meyer) along with several prominent consultants including Helen Turley and Paul Hobbs.

Porthos Perspective: “I’ve been a big fan of Lewis wines for years and have personally collected most vintages. I call the Reserve Cabernet and Barcaglia Chardonnay my ‘go-to’ wines that I grab in my cellar when entertaining. I was thrilled to see Lewis receive “Wine of the Year” recognition by the Wine Spectator magazine recently and heartily congratulate their entire family.” - Hal Oates | Porthos President & Founder
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Kevin Bacons


*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97+ Points
“This opulent and alluring new Cabernet delivers supreme gratification tonight while the luxurious texture and deftly integrated tannins (plus creamy new oak) bode well for enjoyment over the next decade. A voluptuous core of dark cherry and cassis on the front palate introduce hints of roasted espresso and allspice. We savored the lavish amounts of kirsch, mocha and blackberry flavors supported by supple, ultra fine-grained tannins. The statuesque finish includes notes of exuberant toasted oak and vanilla. A HUGE crowd pleaser ready to deliver. Collectors may enjoy this thoroughbred now (after decanting) for a 97 point experience, evolving into 98 points and beyond through 2029.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Lewis Cellars was established in 1992 by Randy and Debbie Lewis. Randy comes from a prior career of professional car racing – he was a serious racer having competed in a variety of races including the Formula Three in Europe, the Formula 5000 and five Indianapolis 500’s. It was through racing and his time in Europe that Randy developed a love for wine. However, his second career wasn’t solidified until he tore into a wall at 220 mph during a qualifying trial at the Indianapolis 500 in 1991. Fortunately, and rather amazingly he walked away from this crash nearly unharmed. The “impact” of this crash was a realization to seriously pursue his passion for wine. He self-taught himself about wine making – reading plenty of related books and working with another winemaker (Robbie Meyer) along with several prominent consultants including Helen Turley and Paul Hobbs.

Porthos Perspective: “I’ve been a big fan of Lewis wines for years and have personally collected most vintages. I call the Reserve Cabernet and Barcaglia Chardonnay my ‘go-to’ wines that I grab in my cellar when entertaining. I was thrilled to see Lewis receive “Wine of the Year” recognition by the Wine Spectator magazine recently and heartily congratulate their entire family.” - Hal Oates | Porthos President & Founder



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Lewis

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley