Lewelling Vineyards 2016 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: 708 Cases

  • pH: 3.90

  • TA (g/100ml): 0.57

  • Harvest Date: October 3, 2016

  • Brix at Harvest: 27.0

  • Aging: 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels

  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on May 2018

  • Release Date: September 15, 2019

Tasting Notes

This precocious vintage leaps from the glass with a flourish of dark berry, plus cocoa, vanilla, pencil shaving, and tarragon, then finishes with a gripping spice.