$50.00 per bottle
Thanks to a long mild summer, the fruit went
through verasion at a slower pace than usual. This allowed the grapes to
develop more color, greater complexity and tannins of greater
maturity/higher resolution. The relatively warm weather at the end of the
growing season helped produce physiologically ripe fruit.
Not all vineyards deserve their own bottling. To be worthy of singlevineyard
status, a site must produce wines that are complete, complex and
distinct. More then just delivering varietal character, each single-vineyard
bottling must convey the unique terroir of the individual site.
This 2002 is deep, dense, lush and
compelling with the signature dried herb and cassis flavor that characterizes
all Lewelling Cabs.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.