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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 116594)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $169.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Hewitt displays consistent attributes that encompass both its terroir and the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal. Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displays a violet aroma unique to this vineyard. Sumptuous black cherry, blackberry, olallieberry, Marionberrry, plum, cassis and currant fruit are complemented by Rutherford's classic cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, mocha, forest floor, coffee beans, toffee, dried herbs, allspice and cigar. Big in character yet elegant in style, this wine can be enjoyed young or savored after years in the cellar with equal pleasure.
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About Hewitt Vineyard:

The historic Hewitt Vineyard resides on the famed Rutherford Bench, a narrow ribbon of gravel-rich alluvial soils on the western side of the Napa Valley that has - since the late 1800s - produced California's best Cabernet Sauvignon.

William Hewitt purchased this property in 1962 and received guidance in planting the vineyard from legendary Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) winemaker André Tchelistcheff. BV purchased Cabernet Sauvignon from Hewitt Vineyard and included it in its top wines for many years. When Hewitt Vineyard was offered for sale in 2000, Chalone Wine Group President Tom Selfridge, who began his career at Beaulieu and knew first-hand the vineyard's extraordinary quality, jumped at the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to add this treasure to the company's portfolio.

Today, Hewitt Vineyard produces only estate Cabernet Sauvignon from its extraordinary property. Through this exclusive focus, Hewitt is a leader in Rutherford's winemaking renaissance.