2015 Hewitt Vineyard Rutherford Double Plus Cabernet Sauvignon
A tremendous Cabernet with incredible depth and richness, this wine is powerful, opulent and seductive with a full body and plush texture highlighting the extraordinary quality of the 2015 growing season for this year’s Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon Double Plus. There is no mystery why this wine consistently is a favorite among wine critics; it has a very enticing, alluring nature. The 2015 vintage revealed a silky and sophisticated character, exhibited in this wine’s highly saturated opaque color, expressive aromas and layered flavors. Double Plus epitomizes the complex character of Hewitt Vineyard with a vibrant, bold expression of wild blackberry, blackcurrant, rhubarb, black cherry, with hints of espresso, mountain sage and violets. Signature Rutherford dust notes of velvety tannins, dark mocha, black licorice, and graphite aromas persist through the intensely lengthy spiced leather finish. Twenty percent of the wine was fermented in small barrels, which rounded out the Double Plus’s powerful tannins, thus enhancing the wine’s opulent texture and structure and giving the Cabernet its signature rum raisin profile.
95+ Points - Wine Advocate
“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Plus is very deep purple-black in color and bursts from the glass with gorgeous notes of warm cassis, blueberry preserves and Black Forest cake with suggestions of tilled soil, tapenade, smoked meats and Indian spices with wafts of lavender and tobacco. Full-bodied, rich and decadently fruited, it has a solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and mineral tinged” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018