Hewitt Vineyard is renowned as a single vineyard wine; the first such bottling was created in 2000. However, this vineyard site has a rich history of being a component of celebrated wines for more than a half-century.
Dennis Hanrahan first planted the Hewitt Vineyard in 1880. At that time, this parcel bordered Gustave Niebaum’s Inglenook estate, and in 1900 Georges de Latour purchased the adjacent land for his Beaulieu Vineyard.
Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a single-vineyard, limited-edition wine that highlights the character of our estate without overwhelming it. Today, Hewitt Vineyard produces only estate Cabernet Sauvignon from its extraordinary property.
Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Hewitt is an up-and-coming Cult Cabernet from Napa Valley's Rutherford Bench. Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are harvested at peak maturity, fermented for optimal extraction,
then aged slowly in new French oak and bottle without filtration.
The resulting wine has deep black cherry and currant fruit complemented by classic Rutherford expression of cocoa, cedar and black olive. Impressive and elegant, Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon may be enjoyed in its youth or savored after years in the cellar.
"Combines power with finesse, offering a rich core of dark berry, mocha, chocolate, dusty oak and loamy earth. Gains depth and refinement on the finish, where the flavors linger pleasantly."
Rated 84 Wine Spectator.
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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon was inspired by great Bordeaux, specifically the wines of the Médoc. For many wine lovers, Napa Valley is synonymous with cabernet sauvignon. The pioneers of the style, like John Daniel of Inglenook, Beaulieu Vineyards and the Mondavi family, wanted to make red wines that could stand with the greatest reds in the world. For them, that meant Bordeaux.
Yet good Napa cabernet has never been a slavish copy of Bordeaux.