Lewis 2019 Cabernet Mason's
2019 Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon “Mason’s” Napa Valley
Ripe and solidly built, with waves of warmed cassis, plum reduction and blackberry puree inlaid deftly with anise, violet and singed alder notes. The long, focused finish has a nice tug of earth at the end. Best from 2023 through 2035. 1,200 cases made. J.M.
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 92+ Points
If always an early drinker, the Mason’s rarely offers this much richness and structure. The nose offers aromas of dark plum, mulberry, black fig, Cherry Bounce, bitter chocolate, clove, mace and hazelnut husk. It is plump and very forthcoming on the palate, where flavors of cocoa nibs, vanilla, coffee bean and hazelnut support a rich layering of blackberry, blueberry and Cherry Bounce, which do much to submerge any suggestion of tannic roughness. It finishes with plush fruit, gentle tannins and lingering flavors.