Lewelling 2007 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 on 110R rootstock
  • Trellis: Vertical, 7-wire; 5' x 9' vine spacing; cane pruned
  • Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Case Production: 443 Cases
  • pH: 3.79
  • TA (g/100ml): 0.56
  • Harvest Date: October 2, 2007
  • Brix: 27.4
  • Aging: 19 months in 100% new French oak barrels
  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on August 12, 2009
  • Release Date: September 15, 2010

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: An enticing mix of black fruit, tobacco and toasty oak aromas mingled with highlights of vanilla, cedar and licorice.

Flavor: Concentrated black cherry, cassis, blueberry pie and espresso flavors; sweet smoke, anise and cedar; mouth-filling complexity and layered richness; dense but polished tannins and a very long finish.