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.
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#4 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
The resulting wine has deep black cherry and currant fruit complemented by classic Rutherford expression of cocoa, cedar and black olive. Impressive and elegant, Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon may be enjoyed in its youth or savored after years in the cellar. more
Intense and expressive, the 2009 Hewitt Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon reveals lush olallieberry, satsuma plum, creme 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... more
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... more
The 2007 vintage gave our Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon an explosive fruit expression of ripe berry, black cherry and juicy plum character that is awesome, says Winemaker Tom Rinaldi. Dark fruit, mineral and floral notes meld with bittersweet chocolate and toffee from oak aging. The enticing... more
With intense layers of dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, black licorice, clove spice, mineral and
cedar, this is one of Napa Valley's most voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignons. The palate is rich
and complex, packed with sweet black cherry, plum and blackberry character that tones down
the muscular... more
The intense, dark ruby color of the 2005 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon leads your senses to the opulent aromas and flavors. Deep black-cherry, blackberry and plum character is richly layered with nuances of black licorice, dark chocolate, clove spice and cedar forest.
The complex,... more
Blend: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
The 2004 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford shows classic Rutherford dust flavors of milk chocolate and cocoa powder with maple, toffee and cigar box aromas. The wine is fruit-driven with lush black-cherry and blackberry jam notes. It... more
The 2003 Hewitt Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and comes from the vineyard's oldest plantings. Using only the free-run juice, fermentation was allowed to extend for more than 40 days. The wine was aged in French oak barrels and racked every 3 months for 18... more
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... more
In this inaugural release of Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, winemaker Tom Rinaldi crafts a wine that opens with an entrancing violet aroma, then unfolds its richness in the mouth with juicy ripe plum, rich olive, and round tobacco fruit. more