Lewelling Vineyards

Wight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.68 ratings
9.33 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
Shay A
9.3

Had a lovely visit here in early 2020 with Haley. I feel like these wines don’t get as much recognition as they should, especially based on the quality of the fruit and the wine.

I opened this and gave it a quick pour…first thought was it was just kind of there. Wasn’t expressive, but wasn’t flawed. About 15-30mins later, it finally blossomed. For me, I always get a distinct note out of Wight vineyard…normally a high toned cherry/sweetened raspberries and sometimes a kiss of eucalyptus. I got all of that here on both the nose and palate, just slightly toned down. At 15.3ABV for 2005, this was well balanced and integrated. After corking the remaining third and having for dinner, it sported a lot of cherry chewing tobacco with herbal crusted ripe black cherries. This is bridging the gap between new world and old at this point. Best to consume in the next couple years if you want that balanced profile.

Had a lovely visit here in early 2020 with Haley. I feel like these wines don’t get as much recognition as they should, especially based on the quality of the fruit and the wine.

I opened this and gave it a quick pour…first thought was it was just kind of there. Wasn’t expressive, but wasn’t flawed. About 15-30mins later, it finally blossomed. For me, I always get a distinct note out of Wight vineyard…normally a high toned cherry/sweetened raspberries and sometimes a kiss of eucalyptus. I got all of that here on both the nose and palate, just slightly toned down. At 15.3ABV for 2005, this was well balanced and integrated. After corking the remaining third and having for dinner, it sported a lot of cherry chewing tobacco with herbal crusted ripe black cherries. This is bridging the gap between new world and old at this point. Best to consume in the next couple years if you want that balanced profile.

Jul 21st, 2021
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Pop & Pour. 2nd of 3 bottles

Pop & Pour. 2nd of 3 bottles

Sep 30th, 2020
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Great at 15 years old, no pimples at all.
Needs 30 min for the nose, other than that its P&P

Great at 15 years old, no pimples at all.
Needs 30 min for the nose, other than that its P&P

Aug 28th, 2020
Mike Peterson

Wow - stunning. Soft, silky loads of red fruit flavors, tannins fully integrated. Delicious.

Wow - stunning. Soft, silky loads of red fruit flavors, tannins fully integrated. Delicious.

Jul 28th, 2013
Amber Pearce

It's our new favorite!

It's our new favorite!

May 23rd, 2013
Ed Lehrman

Ed had this 7 years ago

Ed had this 7 years ago

Dec 30th, 2014
Bill Bender

Bill had this 8 years ago

Bill had this 8 years ago

Nov 24th, 2013
Jeff Smith

Jeff had this 8 years ago

Jeff had this 8 years ago

Aug 25th, 2013