Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Mason’s 2021, Napa Valley, California

Former Indy car driver Randy Lewis, his wife, Debbie, and son, Dennis, are driven to create world class wines. This special bottling of Cabernet was named after Dennis’s 3rd son ‘Mason”. Fruit is sourced from Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford and Oak Knoll. The grapes are picked at full ripeness and maturity. Hand sorted and de-stemmed to small stainless steel tanks and open top fermenters, the wines are pressed off at dryness after 2-4 weeks on the skins. Aged primarily in new French oak for 19 months then bottled unfined and unfiltered. “We also like American oak in some of our blends including the Alec’s Blend and Syrah. We produce big, spicy, concentrated wines that are balanced yet full of black fruit and mature, mouth-coating tannins.” 2021 vintage: Crushed black cherry and brambleberries form a wall of frontal fruit laced with café mocha, milk chocolate, and showy oak spices. Tightly woven, yet splitting at the seams, the wine carries an elevated sweetness with supple tannins adding length and depth.