2018 Lewis Cellars
Atlanta native and former Indy car driver Randy Lewis and wife Debbie shared an enthusiasm for wine, founding Lewis Cellars in 1992. Randy pursued a career change after a car crash in 1991. Since the beginning they have been truly driven to create exceptional and distinctive wines. Along with their son Dennis, who joined the operation in 1999, they are a hands-on operation in every aspect from vineyard management, winemaking, sales and distribution. Their small lot production is about 9,000 cases.
Shades of pale gold reveal attractive scents of spring flowers with spicy accents. This beauty opens with lemon rind along with a hint of vanilla bean. The acidity is apparent from the get-go, which I find typical for native Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. The flavor continues with ripe mango, tropical fruits and succulent limes that finish with subtle minerality. I am a big fan of the wines from Lewis Cellars. Randy and the Lewis family over the last 28 years have developed an amazing legacy of consistent quality and distinctive wines that I have enjoyed and will continue to seek out.
By Perry Miroballi