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2014 Hewitt Vineyard Double Plus Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8253336 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
gteran76 2 $160 $320
niche4 1 of 2 $155 $155
3 $155
Item Sold Amount Date
I8253336 2 $160 Jun 5, 2022
I8253336 1 $155 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

Packed with notes of cassis, incense, spicy oak, dried flowers and graphite, it offers a ripe, sexy, yet classically structured, focused style on the palate.

96The Wine Advocate

...revealing mocha and blackcurrant cordial notes intermingled with notions of tobacco, earth, roses and beef drippings plus a touch of bay leaves. Big, full-bodied, concentrated and profound...

94Vinous / IWC

Blackberry jam, espresso, crushed rocks, lavender and smoke are some of the many notes that infuse this unctuous, full-bodied Cabernet.

92Wine Spectator

A broad-shouldered effort that's rich, tannic and expansive, in need of cellaring to let the chewy mix of loamy earth, dark berry and mocha-shaded oak smooth out.

PRODUCER

Hewitt Vineyard

Hewitt Vineyards is named for William A. Hewitt, who was head of Deere & John Co. from 1955 to 1982. He purchased the Rutherford vineyard that is now Hewitt Vineyards in 1962 and with the assistance of the legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff Hewitt replanted the site to Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes from the vineyards were for decades sold to other wineries. But with the 2001 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon the estate launched its own single-vineyard wine. Today the 60-acre estate focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon and is owned by Diageo, a London-based international wine and spirits conglomerate.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford

Rutherford AVA is just north of the Oakville AVA in the heart of Napa Valley, and it is equally distinguished. It is home to Beaulieu Vineyard and inglenook, arguably Napa Valley’s most historically influential wineries. Inglenook started making in wine in the late 19th century, and Beaulieu Vineyards was producing by the first years of the 20th century. BV founder Georges de Latour is particularly esteemed for having recruited Andre Tchelistcheff, a renowned research oenologist, to move from France to Napa Valley in 1938 and run BV’s winemaking. The legendary Tchelistcheff brought European winemaking techniques to Napa Valley and vastly improved wine quality. Other Rutherford winemakers followed his lead. Today there are 5,000 vineyard acres in Rutherford and many acclaimed producers. The famous Silverado Trail with its exclusive, limited production wineries, runs partly through Rutherford AVA. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are characterized by supple tannins, richness, notes of cherry and plum, depth and the ability to age for several decades. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon the AVA also grows Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. It received its AVA designation in 1994.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.