Lewis 1999 Syrah (Napa Valley)

Yum's the word for the Lewis, another feather in winemaker Paul Hobbs's cap. It's so complex from beginning to end that reviewers had difficulty recording the numerous flavors and aromas that we found. Here's a sampling: We read the mouth as having a combination of prune, plum, smoked meat, toasted coconut, caramelized onion and vanilla aromas; the palate offers plum, cream, dried spices (cinnamon and nutmeg, mostly) and nutty-earthy notes. "Long, long" finish is chock-full of red berries, black pepper, peanut shells and a smidge of powdered sugar. "Wow!" wrote one reviewer. Um, yes. Agreed.

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  • Alcohol
    14.4%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    11/1/2001
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2001
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