Lewis Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3321 ratings
9.333 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

This still tastes fairly young. In comparison to the ‘03 Reserve I opened in May, this isn’t as complex, but it’s just as young. Prune, black licorice and blackberries. Tannins are mostly integrated so the palate is incredibly smooth. Front and back palate aren’t as full as the mid-palate where the fruit is still dominant. No rush to open.

This still tastes fairly young. In comparison to the ‘03 Reserve I opened in May, this isn’t as complex, but it’s just as young. Prune, black licorice and blackberries. Tannins are mostly integrated so the palate is incredibly smooth. Front and back palate aren’t as full as the mid-palate where the fruit is still dominant. No rush to open.

Jul 7th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Barrel room in my face. Tons of vanilla extract, toasted notes and mocha coffee. Highly concentrated black and red fruits. Yes, it’s very oaky maybe a little overwhelmed but it’s balanced and delicious on the palate. Welcome to Napa.

Barrel room in my face. Tons of vanilla extract, toasted notes and mocha coffee. Highly concentrated black and red fruits. Yes, it’s very oaky maybe a little overwhelmed but it’s balanced and delicious on the palate. Welcome to Napa.

Oct 13th, 2017
Big Bob Dillon aka G-Somm

Might be my fav 2011 napa cab

Might be my fav 2011 napa cab

3 people found it helpfulJul 24th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.5

Sweet tobacco spice cherry liqueur very ripe and forward mocha and sweet oak still showing dark spices. Wow an explosion of sweet cherry and currant berry fruit with no hard edges, sweet toasty oak spice and quite fresh on the finish. Finish 50+ most excellent

Sweet tobacco spice cherry liqueur very ripe and forward mocha and sweet oak still showing dark spices. Wow an explosion of sweet cherry and currant berry fruit with no hard edges, sweet toasty oak spice and quite fresh on the finish. Finish 50+ most excellent

2 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2013
George Chen

Good balance and enjoyable but didn't distinguish for me.

Good balance and enjoyable but didn't distinguish for me.

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2016
Cory Fierro

Lewis Cellars Napa cabernet sauvignon 2012.

Opaque dark purple with a darker ruby rim than you'd expect. Expressive nose of candied and lacquered red and black fruits, sweet earth, tobacco and beautifully rich oak. The palate is where it displays it's grape. Full tannins (even at 5 years old) with the pyrazines subtly dancing in the background of the oak.

The wine is a wonderfully balanced experience that is both forward in what it wants to show you and coy and demure with its secondary aromas and flavors.

Lewis Cellars Napa cabernet sauvignon 2012.

Opaque dark purple with a darker ruby rim than you'd expect. Expressive nose of candied and lacquered red and black fruits, sweet earth, tobacco and beautifully rich oak. The palate is where it displays it's grape. Full tannins (even at 5 years old) with the pyrazines subtly dancing in the background of the oak.

The wine is a wonderfully balanced experience that is both forward in what it wants to show you and coy and demure with its secondary aromas and flavors.

May 28th, 2017
Mike R
9.4

What is not to love - Napa - cab - Lewis - thank the Gods for juice like this and still not my favorite tonight - more to come - smiling so hard my face hurts

What is not to love - Napa - cab - Lewis - thank the Gods for juice like this and still not my favorite tonight - more to come - smiling so hard my face hurts

Mar 5th, 2017
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.1

Beautiful wine with vanilla bean, chocolate, black cherry and a surprisingly long finish. Slightly out of balance acidity on finish suggests improvement over the next few years.

Beautiful wine with vanilla bean, chocolate, black cherry and a surprisingly long finish. Slightly out of balance acidity on finish suggests improvement over the next few years.

Jan 1st, 2017
Michael Kvasnicka

IN honor of Lewis Gary Parker's first birthday.

IN honor of Lewis Gary Parker's first birthday.

Apr 24th, 2016
Ben Doren

Nice balanced Cab, right amount of oak and fruit

Nice balanced Cab, right amount of oak and fruit

Mar 24th, 2014