Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Rutherford|
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, plush wine. Raspberry jam, white chocolate, blood orange and sweet spice give this unctuous, flamboyant Cabernet tons of immediacy and overall appeal. This is an especially extroverted Cabernet done in a style that turns the volume up to eleven, or more.
A very typical Napa red with blackcurrant, chocolate and some cedar. Medium to full body with creamy tannins. Round. Dusty. Fruity and juicy. Very drinkable now, but give it a year or two.
Composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 22 months in French oak, 85% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts from the glass with bold scents of crème de cassis, Black Forest cake and blackberry pie with hints of licorice, tar, new leather, Indian spices and potpourri plus a touch of clove oil. The full-bodied palate is a peddle-to-the-metal blockbuster, exploding with baked black fruit and exotic spices, framed by velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing fantastically long and spicy. 3,054 cases were made.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Hewitt does well in the vintage and has a classic, elegant, satisfying style. Lots of red and black currants, tobacco, cigar box, and cedar notes emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with a balanced, understated profile, moderate yet firm tannins, and outstanding length. It offers pleasure today yet will develop more complexity with 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade.