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Lewelling Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2005

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Its no secret that the Napa Valley has a reputation for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. What you may not know is that among the many rows of grapes sprawling from the base of the Mayacamas Mountains lies a truly phenomenal vineyard, one renowned for producing fruit with astounding flavor and character.The Lewelling Vineyard is the oldest, continuously family-run vineyard in the Napa Valley, though very few have had the privilege to make wine with these legendary grapes.Throughout its 140 year history, it has produced some of the most prestigious Cabs ever to come from Napa Valley, garnering consistently high marks from Robert Parker.Were proud to introduce the inaugural vintage of our new single-vineyard designate wine: Folie Deux 2005 Lewelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.Our small-production vineyard-designate wine showcases the exceptional fruit harvested from the exclusive Lewelling Vineyard. Its extraordinarily balanced, with rich, layeredflavors and a long, sumptuous finish.Lewelling Vineyard remains an incredibly underrated source of top-flight Cabernet Sauvignon. Robert ParkerTechnical Specifications:Vintage: 2005Composition: 100% Cabernet SauvignonAppellation: 100% St. Helena-Napa ValleyAlcohol: 14.4%pH: 3.66TA: 0.59Barrel Treatment: 73% New French Oak23 MonthsTotal Production: 900 6-pack cases

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Lewelling Vineyards:
The vineyards of the historic Lewelling estate were established in 1864 near the western foothills in St. Helena by pioneer winegrower and horticulturist John Lewelling. Janice Lewelling Wight, John Lewelling's great-granddaughter, and her husband Russ built a home on the family property in 1950 and quickly became involved in operating and replanting the vineyard. Today Russ, together with hi... Read more
The vineyards of the historic Lewelling estate were established in 1864 near the western foothills in St. Helena by pioneer winegrower and horticulturist John Lewelling. Janice Lewelling Wight, John Lewelling's great-granddaughter, and her husband Russ built a home on the family property in 1950 and quickly became involved in operating and replanting the vineyard. Today Russ, together with his three sons, Alan, Doug and Dave, farm a 28-acre vineyard on a portion of the original estate, one of the oldest continuously-owned family vineyards in the Napa Valley. During the 1870's and 1880's the vineyards of the St. Helena area established a reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the United States, a reputation that is now acknowledged world-wide and is attributed to the unique combination of soils and climate found here. Over the years Lewelling Vineyards has consistently harvested exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that have been sold to such fine Napa Valley wineries as Caymus, Viader, and Beaulieu. In 1992 the Wight Family began production of their own vineyard-designated wine. Read less
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External Reviews for Lewelling Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/16/2011

The classic 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon tastes like proprietor Alfred Tesseron's over-achieving 5th growth Pauillac, Chateau Pontet Canet moved to Napa. Bursting with creme de cassis, flower, lead pencil, and spice characteristics, it is a dense, pure, full-bodied wine with a terrific texture. This is a gorgeously harmonious, seamless Cabernet Sauvignon with awesome concentration as well as aging potential. Drink it now and over the next 25 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/16/2011

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dead-ringer for a Napa version of the famed Pauillac, Pontet-Canet. Charcoal, creme de cassis, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and earthy characteristics are present in its fragrant bouquet. It possesses sweet tannin, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and immediate accessibility, although it can be cellared for 15 more years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/16/2011

The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a Pontet-Canet-like creme de cassis purity allied with notions of licorice, new wood, and impressive structure. Its purity, texture, aromatics, and overall equilibrium result in a gorgeous wine that should hit its prime in another 2-3 years, and last for 15 or more years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/16/2011

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa exhibits an opaque purple color as well as beautiful aromas of creme de cassis, flowers, licorice, and a hint of barbecue spice, medium to full body, silky tannin, adequate acidity, and well-integrated toasty oak. Enjoy this lovely Cabernet over the next 10-15 years.


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Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Farmed by the Wright family since 1850 their cabs swing with the big boys of Napa at a fraction of the price. Let's say the 2005 reminds us of a Pauillac with a purple Napa robe on it. 791 cases made.


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09/24/2010

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dense purple color along with a lovely perfume of burning charcoal embers and exceptionally pure creme de cassis fruit. Full-bodied with sweet tannin, stunning purity, a layered mouthfeel, and a long finish, it is an excellent Cabernet available at a bargain basement price by Napa Valley standards. Moreover, it should drink well for 15+ years.


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01/16/2009

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dense purple color along with a lovely perfume of burning charcoal embers and exceptionally pure creme de cassis fruit. Full-bodied with sweet tannin, stunning purity, a layered mouthfeel, and a long finish, it ... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Lewelling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Its no secret that the Napa Valley has a reputation for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. What you may not know is that among the many rows of grapes sprawling from the base of the Mayacamas Mountains lies a truly phenomenal vineyard, one renowned for producing fruit with astounding flavor and character.The Lewelling Vineyard is the oldest, continuously family-run vineyard in the Napa Valley, though very few have had the privilege to make wine with these legendary grapes.Throughout its 140 year history, it has produced some of the most prestigious Cabs ever to come from Napa Valley, garnering consistently high marks from Robert Parker.Were proud to introduce the inaugural vintage of our new single-vineyard designate wine: Folie Deux 2005 Lewelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.Our small-production vineyard-designate wine showcases the exceptional fruit harvested from the exclusive Lewelling Vineyard. Its extraordinarily balanced, with rich, layeredflavors and a long, sumptuous finish.Lewelling Vineyard remains an incredibly underrated source of top-flight Cabernet Sauvignon. Robert ParkerTechnical Specifications:Vintage: 2005Composition: 100% Cabernet SauvignonAppellation: 100% St. Helena-Napa ValleyAlcohol: 14.4%pH: 3.66TA: 0.59Barrel Treatment: 73% New French Oak23 MonthsTotal Production: 900 6-pack cases

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