Friday, December 09, 2005

Lewis Cellars

Lewis Cellars

The city of California is famous for producing domestic wines such as Lewis Cellars wine. Grapes of the finest quality are found in several regions of California. The most popular regions include Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara.

A former Indy car driver Randy Lewis, along with his wife Debbie introduced Lewis Cellars wines. In the year 1992, they established a small winery. Later, their son Dennis also joined them. The Lewis Cellars produces some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah wines.

In the last few years, there has been considerable growth in the wine industry of California. California is considered the’ Golden state’ so far as wine is concerned. The growing of grapes and making of wine is one of the most famous of occupations in California. Mostly, people prefer wines from California, which are appreciated throughout the world, including the United States.

Vintages of Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

2003 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

The vintage renders great aromas of currants, cocoa, and sweet oak spice. Being complex and rich, it gives a broad, round mouth-feel with notes of tobacco and briar. It is characterized by soft, integrated tannins on the palate.

2002 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

It is an excellent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (94%), and Cabernet Franc (6%). Offered with aromas of cedar spice soar, clove, vanilla, sweet oak, and blackberry fruit, it features mature tannins. It is convincing in terms of complexity on the finish.

2001 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

It has notes of mocha laced oak, blackberry, currant, and black cherry. It is quite convincing in terms of the flavors with rip and round tannins. You may cellar it and it is expected to improve further until 2012.

2000 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is an excellent wine with a cedar nose based on luxurious black fruit. It consists of a wonderful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (90%), Cabernet Franc (7%), and Merlot (3%). The palate consists of clove, and vanilla, with a core of currant and wild berries and a dash of chocolate and anise.

1999 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

This vintage shows notes of currant, black cherry, blackberry, leather, and flavors of mocha. It features the perfect balance of concentration and complexity along with a strong finish.

1998 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

It is a dark wine that comes with mature tannins, and spicy oak. It is highly concentrated.

1997 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve consists of complex aromas of bacon, cassis, and espresso. The palate is ravishing with concentrated earth flavors and rich dark fruit. It is an excellent young wine.

1996 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

It has dark ruby garnet color. It features aromas of cassis, and shoe polish and sounds fine in terms of its consistency.

1995 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

It is offered in red color. It has musty aromas along with the flavor of bitter tannins. This vintage does not show much promise and features searing acidity and bitter tannins. It does not own flavors of any fruits.

1994 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

It comes in a fine red color and owns a deep nose. The palate consists of a nice and an elegant flavor of dark fruits. Overall, it is a well-structured wine. On finish, it gives the taste of bitter tannins.