#33 on James Suckling Top 100 Wines in the World 2018
On the celebrated Rutherford Bench of the Napa Valley, the historic Hewitt Vineyard has been producing highly sought-after wine grapes since it was first planted in the late 19th century. At the outset of the 21st century, Winemaker Tom Rinaldi began grooming the vineyard for the release of its first-ever single-estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, Tom’s protégé, winemaker Trevor Durling, chooses only the choicest fruit from the vineyard for this limited-edition bottling.
“This is a fabulous young wine with aromas of blackcurrants, moss wood and oyster shell. Black olives, iodine and lavender, too. Full-bodied, very tight and poised with fantastic tannin integration. Seamless texture at another level. Drink in 2022.” - James Suckling