2016 Hayfork Cabernet Sauvignon Lewelling RanchBlend from United States
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- 94-97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
94-97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
An unusually cool August changed the course of what was shaping up to be another record-early harvest for Napa Valley. The 2016s are aromatically expressive, nuanced & super-finessed. The wines have continued to put on weight during aging that was missing at the outset. At this stage, 2016 has the potential to be one of the finer vintages Napa Valley has seen since 2011.
95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
I loved the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Lewelling Ranch from winemaker Haley Wight, a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot that spent 20 months in 75% new French oak. It shines for its purity and elegance just as much as its richness and depth and gives up medium to full-bodied notes of red and blue fruits, violets, and espresso roast. With silky, ultra-fine tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish, it tastes like it cost 2-3 times the price.
94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Lewelling Ranch is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 75% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with exuberant red and black currants notions with hints of black truffles and rose hip tea plus fragrant earth, Chinese five spice, dried lavender and dusty soil. Big, full, rich and seductive, it has a plush frame of velvety tannins and wonderful energy, finishing long and spicy.
94-97 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
94 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, mocha, leather, vanilla and tobacco|