Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Rutherford
Winemaker Trevor Durling

2016 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2016 Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon is dynamic and powerful, with incredible generosity and opulence on the palate. The inviting aromas and flavors unfold into sumptuous ripe blackberry, black cherry and black currant, followed by hints of dark chocolate, mocha, and rum-raisin. With layers of complexity, the mid-palate is chewy and rich, revealing multi-dimensional dense dark fruit with focused persistence and density. Incredibly age worthy, this is a wine that truly exemplifies both the personality of Hewitt Vineyard and the tremendous concentration and elegance of the 2016 vintage. The finish is long and inviting with velvety textured tannins. Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted to be cellar-worthy, however, if you can’t wait to enjoy a glass, we recommend decanting to allow the fullest expression to evolve and reveal itself within the glass.

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.