Lewis Cellars

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3277 ratings
9.357 pro ratings
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
Rob Brobst III

WOTN! In Magnum.

WOTN! In Magnum.

Nov 26th, 2017
James Muntz

Intoxicating nose of a very high end Napa Cab. Plenty of legs left to it but still very smooth going down. Heavy but delicious. Super ripe assorted berries and almost evolving to a black raspberry. A sip disappears quickly on the tongue - leaving you reaching for the glass before you know it.

Intoxicating nose of a very high end Napa Cab. Plenty of legs left to it but still very smooth going down. Heavy but delicious. Super ripe assorted berries and almost evolving to a black raspberry. A sip disappears quickly on the tongue - leaving you reaching for the glass before you know it.

2 people found it helpfulJun 29th, 2016
Konrad Michels

The nose is actually quite unassuming, and doesn't hint at what is about to hit your palate. The first impression is, bizarrely enough, of banana, red fruit, and just a hint of yellow peach. The finish is long long long already, and soft as velvet. This is going to be a monster wine when it starts peaking in ~2020.

The nose is actually quite unassuming, and doesn't hint at what is about to hit your palate. The first impression is, bizarrely enough, of banana, red fruit, and just a hint of yellow peach. The finish is long long long already, and soft as velvet. This is going to be a monster wine when it starts peaking in ~2020.

2 people found it helpfulMar 20th, 2016
Steve Steese

Very dense on the nose, thick with dark fruit, cedar, spice, herbs and oak. More herbal than expected on the palate (2011!). Just a baby, and wound up.

Very dense on the nose, thick with dark fruit, cedar, spice, herbs and oak. More herbal than expected on the palate (2011!). Just a baby, and wound up.

2 people found it helpfulApr 4th, 2014
Marshall Parrish

#9 by WS. Couldn't resist.

#9 by WS. Couldn't resist.

2 people found it helpfulNov 12th, 2013
Mike Mayer

In Denver tonight on our way to A wedding in Nebraska. With Napa and Sonoma in our thoughts and prayers we decided to go to an iconic Napa Cabernet. This wine is elegant in its silkiness and finesse. Lots of dark fruit on the nose. Fantastic tastes of blueberries, stewed plums and licorice. Incredibly balanced with sleek tannins, beautiful fruit and perfect acidity. No wonder why this was Wine Spectator’s wine of the year last year. Say your prayers that the disaster in wine country comes to a quick end.

In Denver tonight on our way to A wedding in Nebraska. With Napa and Sonoma in our thoughts and prayers we decided to go to an iconic Napa Cabernet. This wine is elegant in its silkiness and finesse. Lots of dark fruit on the nose. Fantastic tastes of blueberries, stewed plums and licorice. Incredibly balanced with sleek tannins, beautiful fruit and perfect acidity. No wonder why this was Wine Spectator’s wine of the year last year. Say your prayers that the disaster in wine country comes to a quick end.

1 person found it helpfulOct 13th, 2017
Mike R
9.5

When you open a bottle even if it is rated highly like the 2013 cab from Lewis you frankly have an eerie feeling until you smell and taste the wine

That said I feared opening up this new born baby was dangerous if not potentially stupid.

I am happy to say there are times when the stars align and this was one of those times- decanted 2 hours - Deep red cherry and dark berries mixed together color - beautiful aromas of ripe blackberry, toasty oak spices, black truffle and cappuccino provide a all encompassing delight - my taste buds are feeling aligned with fleshy and supple tannins and then expand into concentrated fruit layers with chocolaty, fine-grained tannins

Big bold and beautiful and of course we finished with face wide smiles - bravo Lewis

When you open a bottle even if it is rated highly like the 2013 cab from Lewis you frankly have an eerie feeling until you smell and taste the wine

That said I feared opening up this new born baby was dangerous if not potentially stupid.

I am happy to say there are times when the stars align and this was one of those times- decanted 2 hours - Deep red cherry and dark berries mixed together color - beautiful aromas of ripe blackberry, toasty oak spices, black truffle and cappuccino provide a all encompassing delight - my taste buds are feeling aligned with fleshy and supple tannins and then expand into concentrated fruit layers with chocolaty, fine-grained tannins

Big bold and beautiful and of course we finished with face wide smiles - bravo Lewis

Apr 12th, 2017
Mike R
9.3

Pulled as soon as got home 😃😃😃- decanted for two hours - discussing the adventures of Scotland - all three - smell, taste and conversation are all very enjoyable - I pulled for it always delivers

Pulled as soon as got home 😃😃😃- decanted for two hours - discussing the adventures of Scotland - all three - smell, taste and conversation are all very enjoyable - I pulled for it always delivers

May 21st, 2016
Marshall Parrish

The king of Cali in 2016

The king of Cali in 2016

Apr 12th, 2016
Marshall Parrish

Dark fruits, rich texture and mouth feel. Can't believe I feel asleep with some still in the glass. #ridiculous #lewiscellars

Dark fruits, rich texture and mouth feel. Can't believe I feel asleep with some still in the glass. #ridiculous #lewiscellars

Feb 4th, 2016