Delve into the exquisite 2012 vintage with the Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that mirrors the brilliance of the year. This vintage is a symphony of abundant, intricate dark-fruit expression, showcasing ripe tannins and impeccable balance. The interplay of its yin-yang qualities, a dance between power and refinement, softness and approachability, beautifully echoes the terroir of the esteemed Hewitt Vineyard and the gentle touch of the winemaking process.
At its core, this wine unveils a dense tapestry of blackberry, Satsuma plum, black Bing cherry, and cassis, releasing captivating notes of bittersweet chocolate, violet, and sarsaparilla. The journey begins with a firm entry that gracefully transforms into plushness on the expansive midpalate. Focused acidity brings vibrancy to the intense dark-fruit flavors. Aromatic warmth permeates from the new French oak barrels, infusing the wine with enticing hints of ginger, hazelnut, and mocha.
Seductive aromas, opulently textured flavors, and a broad, lingering fruit finish make the Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon an embodiment of the 2012 vintage's excellence. It's a testament to the artistry of winemaking, capturing the essence of Hewitt Vineyard and delivering a wine that's not just an experience but a celebration of the nuanced flavors and textures that define this remarkable year.
“Combines power with finesse, offering a rich core of dark berry, mocha, chocolate, dusty oak and loamy earth. Gains depth and refinement on the finish, where the flavors linger pleasantly. Drink now through 2030. - James Laube