Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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SKU 12700


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 entry. Malted cocoa powder tannins (classic Rutherford Dust) frame the expansive flavors, enhancing the wine's plush, opulent texture. The elegant, fruit-imbued finish lingers with espresso, toffee and nutmeg. Pair this wine with rich, robust meals, like seared beef tenderloin with shiitake mushroom sauce.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Rutherford
Brand Hewitt Vineyard
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorIntense and full-blown, rich and concentrated, with a rustic, earthy edge to the dried currant, sage and underbrush notes. The depth and dimension of the flavors are cloaked in chewy tannins, requiring time to unfold. Best from 2010 through 2016.

James Laube, October 15, 2009
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateHewitt's 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is a large-scaled, structured effort displaying plenty of dusty, earthy notes intermixed with chocolate, licorice, spice box, black currant, and new oak smells. With an opaque purple color as well as terrific depth and intensity, this seriously-endowed 2006 will require some cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2035.

Robert Parker, December 2009
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastPetty tannic now, which accentuates the dryness, creating an austere palate impression. So it's one for the cellar, but will it age? Yes. It's dramatically rich in blackberries, black currants and blueberries, with a voluptuous edge of dark chocolate. Best 2011-2015.

Steve Heimoff, December 15, 2009