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36 Ratings
Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
$97.50 USD
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Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Beautifully proportioned, with a rich mix of currant, blackberry, dried herb, mocha, cedar and tobacco flavors. This is also very tightly structured, worthy of a long decant or short-term cellaring.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1997 Vintage) This is a full-throttle bottle of Cabernet and beyond question, the finest we have created to date! We hand-selected 8 barrels from our ‘97 vintage Reserve Cabernet and Reserve Merlot lots to create Cuvee L, which is 90% Cabernet, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. From the nose and palate, this wine delivers high-octane fruit and aromas with neck-snapping power - like a run through the gears in a Formula One Ferrari. Even with its tremendous power, you will find the wine graceful through the turns...

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    WS 96 #5 WS 100 BEST 2005 WS RETROSPECTIVE 2012 WS 94

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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/21/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/21/2011