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Date Printed: 11/25/2014
Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 122233)
collectible wine
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $95.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 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 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:

Intense and expressive, the 2009 Hewitt Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon reveals lush olallieberry, satsuma plum, crème de cassis and ripe Rainier cherry character. Nuances of bittersweet chocolate, violet, mountain sage, nutmeg and toffee complete the multilayered aromas and flavors. This wine's complexity of flavors and graceful balance reflect the delightful 2009 vintage. The mouth-coating, fine-grained tannins provide vibrancy to the flavors midpalate and then turn plush on the expansive finish, inviting another sip.
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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.