Tasted this last night to see if I wanted to make the jump before the secondary market puts it up at $100+/btl.
Deep dark blood red/black in color. Densely perfumed nose of sweet black cherry liquer, white flowers, blackberry pie, and maple. On the palate, rich flavors of black cherry and blackberry pie, cherry liquer, macadamia nut, rich milk chocolate, vanillin, and mocha. I was anticipating the typical Lewis over-toasted heavy oak with monster tannin, lots of coffee and mocha flavors, but this is a very well balanced wine! Lots of fruit, and the perfect amount of oak. Moderate silky sweet tannin with low acid. This is a very lush wine. It continued to blossom throughout the 3 hours I sipped on it. Still have half the bottle to try tonight. Will report back. 95 pts. solid. The best Lewis Cab. I've had yet. I like it better than the '01.