Lewelling 2008 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: 432 Cases
  • pH: 3.84
  • TA (g/100ml): 0.57
  • Harvest Date: October 1, 2008
  • Brix: 27.6
  • Aging: 16 months in 100% new French oak barrels
  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on August 11, 2010
  • Release Date: September 15, 2011

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: Sumptuous aromas of blackberry, cassis, Bing cherry and spice mixed with highlights of tobacco, cedar, vanilla and anise.

Flavor: Concentrated black plum, black cherry, and cassis flavors; allspice, dark cocoa, juniper and sweet smoke; exceptional depth and complexity; multi-layered richness; mouthfilling, velvety tannins and a lingering finish.