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Lewelling 2016 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: 461 Cases

  • pH: 3.95

  • TA (g/100ml): 0.59

  • Harvest Date: October 3, 2016

  • Brix at Harvest: 27.0

  • Aging: 20 months in 90% new French oak barrels

  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on May 2018

  • Release Date: September 15, 2019

Tasting Notes

Our bolder cabernet of a precocious vintage, this wine has an amplitude of black fruits together with dark chocolate, road tar, violets, and a great depth of plush tannin. 

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. 

review

“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

Lewelling 2014 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: 429 Cases
  • pH: 3.94
  • TA (g/100ml): 0.57
  • Harvest Date: September 23, 2014
  • Brix: 27.4
  • Aging: 18 months in 80% new French oak barrels
  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on August 25, 2016
  • Release Date: September 15, 2017

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: Sumptuous aromas of rich berry fruit, coffee, and vanilla.

Flavor: Dark berries mingled with espresso, chocolate, sweet oak and vanilla; mouthfilling richness, layered complexity, and a lingering finish.

Lewelling 2013 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: 446 Cases
  • pH: 3.80
  • TA (g/100ml): 0.58
  • Harvest Date: September 25, 2013
  • Brix: 27.4
  • Aging: 18 months in 80% new French oak barrels
  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on August 6, 2015
  • Release Date: September 15, 2016

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: Sumptuous aromas of dark berries, spice, toasty oak and espresso.

Flavor: Sweet blackberry and cassis flavors mingled with tobacco, mineral and charcoal; full-bodied with bold, ageworthy tannins, mouth-filling richness, layered complexity, and a lingering finish.

Lewelling 2012 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: 416 Cases
  • pH: 3.78
  • TA (g/100ml): 0.59
  • Harvest Date: October 21, 2012
  • Brix: 27.4
  • Aging: 17 months in 80% new French oak barrels
  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on August 6, 2014
  • Release Date: September 15, 2015

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: Enticing aromas of blackberry, black currant, expresso, and exotic spice.

Flavor: Concentrated black cherry, plum, licorice, mineral and coffee flavors; full-bodied, with balanced ripeness, dense, polished tannins, layered richness and a long finish.

Lewelling 2010 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: 374 Cases
  • pH: 3.81
  • TA (g/100ml): 0.59
  • Harvest Date: October 21, 2010
  • Brix: 27.5
  • Aging: 18 months in 80% new French oak barrels
  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on August 22, 2012
  • Release Date: September 15, 2013

Tasting Notes

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

Flavor: Bing cherry, blackcurrant and blackberry flavors mingled with spice box, mineral and dark cocoa; velvety tannins, mouthfilling richness, layered complexity, and a lingering finish.

Lewelling 2009 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: 380 Cases
  • pH: 3.80
  • TA (g/100ml): 0.59
  • Harvest Date: October 6, 2009
  • Brix: 27.6
  • Aging: 17 months in 80% new French oak barrels
  • Finishing: Bottled unfined and filtered on August 17, 2011
  • Release Date: September 15, 2012

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: Enticing raspberry, cassis, and red plum aromas mixed with notes of chocolate and toasty oak.

Flavor: Rich blueberry, Bing cherry and red raspberry flavors mingled with woodsmoke, earth, and spice; mouth-filling, velvety tannins and a complex, lingering finish.

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.

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.

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.