Lewis Alecs Blend 2018 | Full Throttle. Boundary-pushing
Lewis Alecs Blend 2018 boasts very candied black fruits, Fig Newtons, spice cake, and caffé mocha; and if you’re looking for a dainty, subtle red in this wine, you might be looking for a long time. This incredibly rich and decadent blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon gets us every year.
“Lewis’ style is a supersized, pedal-to-the-metal, open-throttle expression of flavor. Those characteristics run throughout the winery’s lineup…Few wineries perform as consistently as Lewis.” – Wine Spectator Randy Lewis spent a 23-year career pushing personal and mechanical limits as a race car driver, beginning as a Formula 3 driver in Europe. That’s where he fell in love with fine wine. He founded Lewis Cellars in 1992, and today he and his winemaker Josh Widaman, formerly of Pahlmeyer, are making the best wines in the history of the estate. In short, these are some of the most popular Napa Valley wines Bounty Hunter offers. They’re unrestrained, voluptuous wines that consistently score in the mid-to-high 90s. The feedback we get from you is enthusiastic across the board.
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For those who’ve never met a red wine that was too dark, too dense, or too unapologetic in its intensity, then Lewis Alecs Blend 2017 is exactly what you want in your glass. Pair it with a ribeye or simply revel in the richness. This is Full Throttle. Boundary-pushing. And definitely not for the timid.
Running at 200 miles per hour | Definitely not for the timid
“We try to run everything at 200 miles per hour, without running into the wall. So, we ask for maximal sun exposure, maximal airflow in the fruit zone, to get the ultimate in ripeness. We push as far as possible without falling over the edge.”
“Alec’s blend is my go-to if I have people coming over to my house. It’s got all the concentration, focus, richness, and depth that a true oenophile is gonna look for, plus a lushness that everyone enjoys.”
Randy Lewis | Wines a Racecar Driver Would Drink
Founder Randy Lewis is a racecar driver-turned-vintner who didn’t ease up on the gas one bit in his career transition. He brought home a taste for the food and wine culture that he picked up on the European Formula Three circuit. And although his palate is broad, Randy has chosen to focus his own winery on making, in winemaker Josh Widaman’s words, “the kind of wines a racecar driver would drink.”
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Lewis’s goal is ripe fruit purity, framed by well-integrated oak. They’re not generally about single-site expressions, but they stick to their style by sourcing from microclimates all over Napa Valley. The Lewis Alecs Blend 2018 brings down-valley Syrah together with Calistoga Cabernet and Merlot to make a wine that fits the Lewis mold perfectly.