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2013 Hewitt Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

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95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...offers a stunning nose of loamy soil, scorched earth, blackberry and black cherry with some allspice, clove and subtle oak.

93Wine Spectator

A firm, rich, gutsy style that's dense, extracted, layered and persistent, driven by dusty, loamy earth notes and dark berry, cherry, currant and anise flavors.


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.


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.


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.