Polished and intense tannins that remain polished and beautiful.
—— 98 pts James Suckling, February 2020
Get ready for a wine that's truly off the charts! 🚀 The 2016 Hewitt Vineyard Double Plus Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is more than just a mouthful to say, it's a mouthful of flavors to savor. This wine is a high-powered delight, boasting a 98-point score from James Suckling. It's a VIP exclusive, with only 233 cases produced!
Hailing from the celebrated "dream vintage" of 2016, this Cabernet is a real showstopper. It struts onto your palate with an intensity and plushness that'll have you saying, "Wow!" 😮 It's a blockbuster – a Steven Spielberg of wines, if you will – with spectacular concentration and a seductive full body that'll make you want to roll out the red carpet.
The Double Plus is a maestro of flavor, conducting a symphony of dark blackberry, blackcurrant, and black cherry notes, with a supporting cast of root spice, molasses, and dark chocolate mocha undertones. And let's not forget the encore: the wine's signature rum-raisin profile, thanks to sixty percent of the wine being fermented in small French barriques.
The Hewitt Vineyard is nestled against the Mayacamas mountain range, basking in the perfect sun exposure and slope 🌄. This idyllic setting, coupled with well-draining alluvial soils, allows the vines to root deeply, infusing the wine with a complexity that's as layered as a bestselling novel.
We promise you, this Cabernet is no run-of-the-mill production. It's a masterpiece, handcrafted with the utmost care and attention. From hand sorting the grapes 🍇 twice, to fermenting in new French oak barrels, to the delicate process of in-barrel malolactic fermentation, every step is taken to ensure the most luscious texture and well-rounded tannin profile.
So, why not treat yourself? Grab a bottle of the 2016 Hewitt Vineyard Double Plus Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and prepare to be wowed. Because life's too short for ordinary wine. 😉
98 Points JamesSuckling.com
“Aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, black olives and mint. Full-bodied, very tight and chewy. Polished and intense tannins that remain polished and beautiful. Goes on for minutes. Superb. This needs three to four years to open. Better after 2023. “ - James Suckling, February 2020
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Varietal:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard:Hewitt Estate Vineyard
Aging:22 months, 100% French oak, 100% new barrels