Monday, March 8, 2021
Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown
2016 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown...$119.99
I love the character of crushed berries, dried dirt and sliced raw meat. Decadent. Full body. Round and creamy tannins in texture. So polished and beautiful. It goes on for minutes. 96% cabernet sauvignon with petit verdot. Give this two or three years to come together. Better after 2021.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Starting with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, this ripe, sexy red comes all from Rutherford and has a big nose of sweet blueberries, plums, dark chocolate, tobacco, and spice. It's not for those looking for lightweight aromas and flavors, yet it wears its ripe fruit well, showing full-bodied richness, good purity, and a lively feel on the palate. Drink this hedonistic blockbuster over the coming 10-15 years.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Solidly built, with heft to the core of cassis and dark plum reduction flavors, inlaid with singed alder, smoldering tobacco, sassafras and subtle loam notes. Delivers depth and drive, and will cruise in the cellar. Best from 2021 through 2032. 1,406 cases made. — JM
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator