Lewis Alecs Blend 2017 | Full Throttle. Boundary-pushing
Lewis Alecs Blend 2017 pours thick, viscous, midnight-purple, and opaque. While jammy aromas of blueberry and blackberry preserves, crushed pomegranate, and boysenberry support notes of dark chocolate, toast, sweet spice, and pipe tobacco. Yet, lush, round, and silken on entry. Most of all, it’s overflowing with ripe black fruit. This is a full-bodied, unapologetic wine that lingers on the palate, finishing with nuances of cinnamon, pepper, vanilla, and star anise. Drink now – 2040.
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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 2017 brings down-valley Syrah together with Calistoga Cabernet and Merlot to make a wine that fits the Lewis mold perfectly.