Auction 25 | Lot No. 68
5 cases produced
- A one-of-a-kind blend selected from a handful of the most expressive barrels in our cellar
- Fully extracted, bold and beautifully balanced with signature Lewis texture and style
- Sourced from book-end, benchland blocks of east- and west-facing Oak Knoll vineyards
- 100% Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 19 months in new French oak
From dozens of individual lots, representing hundreds of barrels, Lewis Cellars narrows the field to just one defining blend. Randy, Dennis and the team climb the barrel stacks searching for singularly expressive barrels from the highest ranking lots in the cellar. Once discovered, samples from these barrels are put through a rigorous blending program where the winemaking team works tirelessly to create one single barrel that rises above them all. This barrel highlights the seamless integration, raw power, and concentrated intensity that enthusiasts have come to expect from Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. This 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 19 months in new French oak.
Winemaker, Lewis Cellars
From a young age James tended vines in his home state of Maryland with colleagues who would become lifelong friends. After college he worked harvests internationally – in the Barossa, Hawke’s Bay and Burgundy – while earning a degree from UC Davis and pressing cuvée at Domaine Carneros.
Before joining Lewis Cellars, James gained experience on the winemaking teams of Donum, Dutton Goldfield, Patz & Hall and Acacia.
James has followed the Tour de France by bicycle and loves to peddle commute to Lewis Cellars on his uncle's Colnago.
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
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