A tremendous Cabernet with incredible depth and richness, this wine is powerful, opulent and seductive with a full body and plush texture highlighting the extraordinary quality of the 2015 growing season for this year’s Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon Double Plus. There is no mystery why this wine consistently is a favorite among wine critics; it has a very enticing, alluring nature. The 2015 vintage revealed a silky and sophisticated character, exhibited in this wine’s highly saturated opaque color, expressive aromas and layered flavors. Double Plus epitomizes the complex character of Hewitt Vineyard with a vibrant, bold expression of wild blackberry, blackcurrant, rhubarb, black cherry, with hints of espresso, mountain sage and violets. Signature Rutherford dust notes of velvety tannins, dark mocha, black licorice, and graphite aromas persist through the intensely lengthy spiced leather finish. Twenty percent of the wine was fermented in small barrels, which rounded out the Double Plus’s powerful tannins, thus enhancing the wine’s opulent texture and structure and giving the Cabernet its signature rum raisin profile.
95+ Points - Wine Advocate
“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Plus is very deep purple-black in color and bursts from the glass with gorgeous notes of warm cassis, blueberry preserves and Black Forest cake with suggestions of tilled soil, tapenade, smoked meats and Indian spices with wafts of lavender and tobacco. Full-bodied, rich and decadently fruited, it has a solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and mineral tinged” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018
Our 2015 Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon is big and bold, with incredible depth, richness and opulence on the palate. The lush aromas and flavors explode into sumptuous blackberry, blueberry, black cherry and cassis, followed by hints of roasted espresso bean, dark mocha, and rum-raisin. Layered, intense, and inky, this wine is multi-dimensional with incredible persistence and density. Sure to age for many years, this is a wine that truly exemplifies both the personality of Hewitt Vineyard and the outstanding, concentrated depth and elegance of the 2015 vintage. Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon is meant to be age-worthy, however, if you can’t wait to drink it, we suggest decanting to allow the flavors to evolve and reveal their complexity and elegance.
93+ Points - Wine Advocate
“Blended of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot aged 21 months in 85% new French oak, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple-black in color and shouts of crushed blackcurrants with underlying blackberry pie, redcurrant jelly and preserved plums notes plus suggestions of wild thyme and underbrush. Full-bodied with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the black fruit layers, it finishes long and earthy. 1,739 cases produced.” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018