Lewelling Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Vineyard Site: 1/2 mile south of St. Helena on Lewelling Lane, an alluvial fan at the base of the western foothills
  • Soil: Bale gravelly loam
  • Vines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc on 110R rootstock
  • Trellis: Vertical, 7-wire; 5' x 9' vine spacing; cane pruned
  • Composition: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc
  • Case Production: 906 Cases
  • pH: 3.73
  • TA (g/100ml): 0.59
  • Harvest Date: October 27, 2006
  • Brix: 26.8
  • Aging: 16 months in 96% French and 4% American oak barrels
  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on August 21, 2008
  • Release Date: September 15, 2009

TASTING NOTES

Bouquet: An enticing mix of sweet black cherry, chocolate, and tobacco aromas.

Flavor: A blend of bramble berry and black cherry fruit mixed with exotic spice, earth, and tobacco flavors, backed by substantial, velvety tannins, marvellous texture and a lengthy finish.

Lewelling 2006 Wight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Appellation: Napa Valley

  • Vineyard Site: 1/2 mile south of St. Helena on Lewelling Lane, an alluvial fan at the base of the western foothills

  • Soil: Bale gravelly loam

  • Vines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc on 110R rootstock

  • Trellis: Vertical, 7-wire; 5' x 9' vine spacing; cane pruned

  • Composition: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

  • Case Production: 541 Cases

  • pH: 3.74

  • TA (g/100ml): 0.58

  • Harvest Date: October 27, 2006

  • Brix: 26.8

  • Aging: 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels

  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on August 21, 2008

  • Release Date: September 15, 2009

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: Sumptuous aromas of rich dark berries, vanilla, and sweet smoke.

Flavor: Sweet black cherry and blackberry flavors mingled with tobacco, mineral and wood smoke; bold, substantial tannins, mouthfilling richness, layered complexity, and a strong finish.