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2018 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "Double Plus"

Hewitt 2018 Double Plus Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Hewitt Vineyard

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Double Plus"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rutherford

State or country: CA

Price: $500

Cases produced: 390

KWG Score: 96 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (97)

Review date: November 26, 2021

Wine Review: This opaque and deep ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Hewitt opens with a black currant and cola bouquet with hints of forest floor, stewed plum and espresso. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is very smooth and juicy. The flavor profile is very tasty black currant and stony mineral blend with notes of black plum. We also detected hints of strawberry, but that evolved into oak and black cherry with some aeration. The finish is dry and its big boy tannins build-up and last for a very very long time. The Panel would decant this impressive Cab for 2 hours and then serve it a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This 2018 Hewitt Double Plus Cabernet is exceptional. A saturated, deep red brick color, alluring aromas, and multi-layered, nuanced flavors. Double Plus epitomizes the complex character of Hewitt Vineyard, showing a focused purity of fruit, with rich tones of dark plum, deep black cherry, alongside nuances of warm sticky toffee pudding, caramel, molasses, and mocha, all tributes to the perfectly harmonized oak integration. Signature Rutherford dust characteristics unfold into velvety smooth, cocoa-powder tannins, with secondary flavors and aromas of sarsaparilla, holiday spice cake, and exotic star anise, persisting through the unctuous, supple, mouth-coating finish that evolves, revealing more complexity with each sip. The wine was fermented in small French barriques, enhancing the wine's opulent mouthfeel and structure, softening tannins, and giving this Cabernet its signature rum-raisin profile and spectacular concentration.

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