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2016 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "Rutherford"

Hewitt Vineyard 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Hewitt Vineyard

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rutherford"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon & 4% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rutherford

State or country: CA

Price: $150

Cases produced: 1,406

KWG Score: 94.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: November 19, 2021

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Hewitt opens with blueberry bouquet with a hint of cola, pie crust, vanilla oak and a touch of red plum. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is round, juicy, and lush. The flavor profile is a black currant and ripe black cherry blend with notes of chalky minerality. We also detected hints of baking spices and juicy black plum. The finish is dry and with medium tannins that fade away nicely. The Panel would pair this Cab with roast duck or venison hunter's stew. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: 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.

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