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2005 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 41
Coachron13 Likes this wine: (94 points)
June 5, 2016 - Keeps getting better and better with age. My score keeps rising on each bottle. Just read an article about how 2005 Napa cabs are still drinking young, this one confirms that. Still a little tannic, great balance. Will easily be at peak well past the 2018 CT date range.
andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: (96 points)
February 23, 2016 - Coravin #2. Just stellar. Dark chocolate, oak, blackberry, raspberry. Tobacco. Leather. Always underrated. Always a treat.
wine4lux Likes this wine: (95 points)
February 12, 2016 - I will admit to having a favorable bias to Lewis's wines, particularly the cabs. Opened this with a group of friends that we don't get to see often enough and the 2005 reserve was a star. Smooth tannins, deep and brooding dark fruit, hints of mocha, and a finish to savor.
rustyRudy Likes this wine: (94 points)
February 5, 2016 - Black fruits, some graphite and cedar spice, grilled meat. I feel this is at its peak not too old, but not going to get any better with time.
andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: (95 points)
February 5, 2016 - Youthful fruit but lower tannin, cocoa, blackberry, decent acid, bit of red bell pepper, cedar, coffee
Pro Reviews 1
By Richard Jennings
5/31/2008 (link) 90 points
(Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Ripe black fruit, cassis nose; youthful plush cassis palate with sweet tannins; medium finish 90+ pts.
- Vintage 2005
- Type Red
- Producer Lewis Cellars
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation Reserve
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,186 (66%)
- Consumed 617 (34%)
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