Lewelling 2015 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: 389 Cases

  • pH: 3.95

  • TA (g/100ml): 0.61

  • Harvest Date: September 15, 2015

  • Brix at Harvest: 27.4

  • Aging: 18 months in 80% new French oak barrels

  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on May 30,2017

  • Release Date: September 15, 2018

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: Aromas of ruby fruit, flowers, anise and sweet oak. 

Flavor: Bold cherry and lush violets, clove and stone, layered tannin and spice, mouth filling richness and a tremendous finish. 


“The flagship cuvee from this estate is the 2015 Wight Vineyard and it’s always a cellar selection of top lots from the estate vintage. I was able to taste this cuvee from two bottles and this an undeniably majestic, ethereal effort from the Wight Family. Huge amounts of blue fruits, spring flowers, sandalwood, lavender, and potpourri notes all literally soar from the glass and this beauty has just about everything you could want in a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. With a full-bodied, deep, concentrated style, incredible complexity, hints of background oak, and layers of sweet tannin, give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink over the following 2-3 decades. Bravo!”

Jeb Dunnuck | December 2017 | 98 pts