Lewis Cellars Napa Valley
If like me you’re a motor racing fan you’ll be delighted by the quality of the powerful, dense Cabernetbased reds hand-crafted by former Indy 500 star Randy Lewis and his wife Debbie. This small, bespoke range is marked by rich fruit and in the top reds power and structure. They are quintessential California wines but serious and very impressive. For the Cabernet Reserve you need to wait for the tannins to subside but it will be worth it. Cuvée L was added with the 2004 vintage, which is a good deal more expensive than the Reserve and a premium Hillside Vineyard example is also released. Good Chardonnay, including excellent Reserve and Bacaglia Lane bottlings, is also produced and Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc have been added to the portfolio. The range is completed by Alec’s Blend, an unusual fruit-driven combination of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. (DM)
To find out more about Lewis Cellars and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide Napa and Carneros..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines.