2018 Lewis Cellars 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$174.95
JD95

Lewis Cellars is in the heart of the Valley with expressions of some of the finest Cabernet and Chardonnay in Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Carneros and Russian River. This tiny production winery sky rocketed in popularity in 2016 when their 2014 Cabernet was named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of The Year. Allocations are even tighter now so grab your share fast!

“Lewis' style is a supersized, pedal-to-the-metal, open-throttle expression of flavor. Those characteristics run throughout the winery's lineup…Few wineries perform as consistently as Lewis." - Wine Spectator Randy Lewis spent a 23-year career pushing personal and mechanical limits as a race car driver, beginning as a Formula 3 driver in Europe. That’s where he fell in love with fine wine. He founded Lewis Cellars in 1992, and today he and his winemaker Josh Widaman, formerly of Pahlmeyer, are making the best wines in the history of the estate. In short, these are some of the most popular Napa Valley wines Bounty Hunter offers. They’re unrestrained, voluptuous wines that consistently score in the mid-to-high 90s. The feedback we get from you is enthusiastic across the board.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Josh Widaman
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.5%
SKU #:
1045510
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD95 

Jeb Dunnuck

A big bruiser, blockbuster of a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve boasts a dense purple color as well as a mammoth-sized bouquet of blackcurrants, dark chocolate, roasted herbs, and lead pencil. Thick, rich, and full-bodied on the palate, it has a great mid-palate, building yet bright, polished tannins, and a great finish. It’s one big mouthful of fruit at the moment, but it will develop more elegance and nuance with 2-4 years of bottle age, and I suspect it will have two decades of overall longevity.