Former race car driver Randy Lewis is at the helm of Lewis Cellars—in the heart of the Valley with expressions of some of the finest Cabernet and Chardonnay in Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Carneros and Russian River. This tiny production winery sky rocketed in popularity in 2016 when their 2014 Cabernet was named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of The Year.
Very short yields in 2017 from a small collection of hillside and bench-land vineyards in Calistoga, Rutherford and Oak Knoll created a wine of Napoleonic stature—compact and powerful with a winning character. A battalion of ripe black fruit and blueberry compote is infused with sultry spices, charcuterie, clove and dark chocolate aromas. Expansive on entry, the broad-reaching palate develops a tailing regiment with crushed rock, toffee and polished tannins.