Lewelling Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Wight Vineyard, Napa Valley, California

The vineyards of the historic Lewelling estate were established in 1864 near the western foothills in St. Helena by pioneer winegrower John Lewelling. John’s great-granddaughter, Janice Lewelling Wight, and her husband Russ built a home on the family property in 1950 and quickly became involved in operating and replanting the vineyard. Today Russ, together with his three sons, Alan, Doug and Dave, farm a 28-acre vineyard on a portion of the original estate, one of the oldest continuously-owned family vineyards in the Napa Valley. The Wight family is committed to making wines that showcase the exceptional fruit from this unique vineyard site. Crop size, irrigation, trellising and vine nutrition are managed for optimum grape quality. The gravelly loam soil and microclimate combine to produce exceptional Cabernets with rich cherry, currant and berry flavors that are enhanced by traditional winemaking methods. 2016 vintage – 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 20 months in 90% new French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and filtered. “Our bolder cabernet of a precocious vintage, this wine has an amplitude of black fruits together with dark chocolate, road tar, violets, and a great depth of plush tannin.” – from the winery