Lewelling Vineyards

Wight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4117 ratings
9.431 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.5

Good golly Miss Molly!
Notes of treacle and cedar on the nose. Palate is plush, while the tannins are firm. Mature cherries and vanilla present on the mid palate. Overall, this is polished, focused and a touch decadent.

Good golly Miss Molly!
Notes of treacle and cedar on the nose. Palate is plush, while the tannins are firm. Mature cherries and vanilla present on the mid palate. Overall, this is polished, focused and a touch decadent.

Aug 31st, 2020
Ron R
9.6

After our first two tastings were a bust, I decided to avoid any more “jump balls” and went for this 15 Lewelling.
What a treat... everything we love in a Napa cab. Coffee and maple syrup present on the palate, and these notes effortlessly glide to the mid palate. Regal tannins interplay with deftly balanced acidity. The blueberries and other black fruits are piercing. Just a stunning example all around.

After our first two tastings were a bust, I decided to avoid any more “jump balls” and went for this 15 Lewelling.
What a treat... everything we love in a Napa cab. Coffee and maple syrup present on the palate, and these notes effortlessly glide to the mid palate. Regal tannins interplay with deftly balanced acidity. The blueberries and other black fruits are piercing. Just a stunning example all around.

Jul 18th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

Pls refer to my prior notes. Stunning Napa cab.

Pls refer to my prior notes. Stunning Napa cab.

Jun 14th, 2020
Ed Lehrman

Was showing a little oaky and overall fine but not among the top wines i’ve had from Lewelling

Was showing a little oaky and overall fine but not among the top wines i’ve had from Lewelling

Mar 31st, 2020
Ron R
9.5

Ticks all the right boxes in terms of complexity, texture, balance and sweetness.. just splendid for the price.
Prior notes apply.

Ticks all the right boxes in terms of complexity, texture, balance and sweetness.. just splendid for the price.
Prior notes apply.

Mar 9th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

Forgot to post this gem over the weekend. Seamless, textured and rudely good to the last drop.

Forgot to post this gem over the weekend. Seamless, textured and rudely good to the last drop.

Feb 10th, 2020
Ron R
9.4

This is a clone of the 15 vintage. Prior notes apply. The 15 puts this in the shade by a gnats cock - and that’s really small 🙂

This is a clone of the 15 vintage. Prior notes apply. The 15 puts this in the shade by a gnats cock - and that’s really small 🙂

Jan 12th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

Good god...
The nose displays depth, texture and nuance.
Palate draws you in like a black hole. Oodles of ripe black cherries combine with espresso, cinnamon notes and cedar. There are many layers on the mid palate, complimented with powerful tannins, soil and good acidity. A brilliant effort, with lots of runway ahead of it.

Good god...
The nose displays depth, texture and nuance.
Palate draws you in like a black hole. Oodles of ripe black cherries combine with espresso, cinnamon notes and cedar. There are many layers on the mid palate, complimented with powerful tannins, soil and good acidity. A brilliant effort, with lots of runway ahead of it.

Jan 11th, 2020
Shay A
9.4

I was surprised when I realized I’d never had anything from Lewelling. I know of their quality and hear praise often about them, so I was very excited when @joe leatherwood brought this down to open.

Even in ‘06, this was sporting 15.3ABV! To their credit, it doesn’t come across hot at all. Blend of French and American oak, but I didn’t detect the American oak. Very aromatic, showing ripe and candied black cherry, sandalwood, baking spices and red licorice. Nicely integrated on the palate...juicy without being a fruit bomb. Chocolate dipped cherries, espresso and towards their finish there is a mint-like flavor. Very good.

I was surprised when I realized I’d never had anything from Lewelling. I know of their quality and hear praise often about them, so I was very excited when @joe leatherwood brought this down to open.

Even in ‘06, this was sporting 15.3ABV! To their credit, it doesn’t come across hot at all. Blend of French and American oak, but I didn’t detect the American oak. Very aromatic, showing ripe and candied black cherry, sandalwood, baking spices and red licorice. Nicely integrated on the palate...juicy without being a fruit bomb. Chocolate dipped cherries, espresso and towards their finish there is a mint-like flavor. Very good.

Nov 14th, 2019
Ron R
9.5

So impressed with this new find of ours. Whether it’s the regular cab, or the Wight designation, they are both excellent value. This wine presents the cabernet varietal, perfectly, without the viscosity and exuberance that some producers seek.
The nose displays freshly cut herbs and barrel toast. The palate presents cinnamon, overripe cherries, coffee, and a wisp of blueberries. This is Day 3 since opening, so it has continued to evolve. Finishes with a long, mellow sweetness. Tannins are ripe and perfectly balanced.

So impressed with this new find of ours. Whether it’s the regular cab, or the Wight designation, they are both excellent value. This wine presents the cabernet varietal, perfectly, without the viscosity and exuberance that some producers seek.
The nose displays freshly cut herbs and barrel toast. The palate presents cinnamon, overripe cherries, coffee, and a wisp of blueberries. This is Day 3 since opening, so it has continued to evolve. Finishes with a long, mellow sweetness. Tannins are ripe and perfectly balanced.

Jul 1st, 2019