The Hayfork Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is full-bodied on the palate. It brings loads of ripe, soft tannins and a clean finish. Winemaker Haley Wight produces an Intensely aromatic wine, with aromas of black plum, black cherry, currants and dark chocolate.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the Hayfork Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 offers up notions of crème de cassis. In addition, it suggests black pepper, cedar chest, and dried herbs. with touches of tilled earth, menthol, and mossy bark. Big, rich and full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy texture, lively backbone, and long, spicy finish.
The Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is powerful, dense and also compact. This is an especially dark wine for the year, with plenty of muscle and depth. There is no shortage of intensity, but the 2014 comes across as raw and not fully put together. Consequently, there is plenty of potential for this Hayfork Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.
Winemaker Haley Wight
Making Hayfork’s wines is sixth-generation and highly talented Winemaker Haley Wight. It’s no surprise that the Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 earned an impressive 93 points from The Wine Advocate. Wight delivers a dark and intense Cabernet from one of the most historic and celebrated sites in Napa.
Parker has called Lewelling simply “one of my favorite producers in Napa Valley.” At Hayfork, Winemaker Haley Wight is simply carrying on that family tradition: Stellar Cabernet made from the top-flight fruit of one of the top sites — and most established winemaking families — in the Valley. Secure yours now.
Robert Parker Jr. has raved about the Cabernets made from Lewelling Ranch for the past two decades. Parker acclaims “one can’t say enough about the wines produced at this extraordinary site. The gravel-dominated terroir in the foothills of the Mayacamas has been farmed continuously by the Lewelling/Wight family since 1864.
The site, sought after by producers like Caymus, is right next door to the Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard, which regularly sees 95+ Parker scores. Situated in the benchlands of the Mayacamas mountains, Lewelling’s 80 vineyard acres owe their glory to the erosion that has taken place on the hillsides over centuries, resulting in the gravel and alluvial deposits that are extremely beneficial to Cabernet.
Paying homage to their past, the history of Lewelling Ranch is truly one-of-a-kind. The estate was planted in 1864 by John Lewelling, a man so influential that he has been dubbed the “Father of California Horticulture. Farming the property since then, the Lewelling/Wight family, made this the longest continuously farmed piece of land in Napa. Managing the vines for the past 40 years, fifth-generation grower Doug Wight also manages an additional 500 acres of prestigious Napa vineyards.