Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $69.99
Item No. 83660
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2002 Hewitt Vineyard wine is 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and comes from the vineyard's oldest plantings. They carefully avoided crushing the fruit while separating and discarding the stems. Using only the "free run" (wine that drains from the skin without pressing and is generally superior to press wine), Hewitt allowed fermentation to extend for more than 40 days. They aged the wine in 100% new French oak barrels, racking the wine every three months, for 19 months before bottling without fining or filtering.

There is more intensity of fruit than the previous vintage, showcasing Hewitt Vineyard's signature clove, vanilla and black cherry aromas combined with that classic "Rutherford Dust" in a bright and snappy version. Exotic plum and layers of cassis go on for a long, satisfying finish.

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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 Andre...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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