2016 Hewitt Vineyard Double Plus Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a blockbuster Cabernet with incredible intensity, plushness and spectacular concentration. Powerfully expressive and opulent with a seductive full body and rich texture, highlighting the exemplary quality of the 2016 ‘dream vintage’. There is no mystery why this wine consistently is a favorite among wine critics; it’s an alluring enigma. This vintage crafted an enigmatic character, which expresses itself through the highly saturated opaque color, intriguing aromas, and layered flavors. Double Plus epitomizes the complex character of Hewitt Vineyard with exuberant notes of dark blackberry, blackcurrant and black cherry, alongside hints of root spice, molasses and dark chocolate mocha. Signature Rutherford dust characteristics unfold into velvety soft tannins, with secondary flavors and aromas of sarsaparilla, kola nut and exotic star anise spice persisting through the intensely long seductive finish. Sixty percent of the wine was fermented in small French barriques, enhancing the wine’s opulent mouthfeel and structure, softening firm tannins and giving this Cabernet its signature rum-raisin profile.