Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Light yields from a small collection of hillside and benchland vineyards in Calistoga, Rutherford and Oak Knoll created this finely woven, richly rendered Reserve Cabernet. Grapes were 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. “From the outstanding 2018 vintage, our Reserve Cabernet is powerfully seductive, brilliant and black in hue with kirsch-like crushed berries and showy cedar spice. Ripe, hi-tone fruit aromas are laced with candlewax, clove and cocoa. Expansive, with tiers of black fruit and velvety texture, the palate builds depth and power culminating in a muscular, long finish with supple young tannins.” – from the Winery