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2018 Hewitt Vineyard Double Plus Cabernet Sauvignon

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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98James Suckling

...blackcurrants, violets and some black cherries. It’s full-bodied, dense and layered with fine, firm tannins...linear finish.

95Vinous / IWC

94+ The Wine Advocate

...has the requisite fruit weight and richness to handle the new wood. Yes, it's a bit toasty and cedary up front, but those aromas are followed by notes of concentrated cassis and raspberry. Full-bodied, rich and expansive on the palate, there's a tart edge on the finish that serves to accentuate the wine's velvety tannins.

93Wine Spectator

Dense and winey, with cassis, plum and black cherry reduction notes wrapped up with licorice snap and sassafras notes that cut broadly as this moves along. There's a brambly hint through the finish, giving this needed energy, while a touch of iron adds good contracts.


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.