Rutherford, Napa Valley- USA
Today Hewitt Vineyard is renowned as a single vineyard wine; the first such bottling was created in 2000. However, this vineyard site has a rich history of being a component of celebrated wines for more than a half-century
The site that is now Hewitt Vineyard was first planted to vines in 1880, but it was in 1962 that William A. Hewitt, head of Deere & Company (John Deere) purchased Hewitt Vineyard and enlisted the assistance of famed winemaker André Tchelistcheff in replanting the site to Cabernet Sauvignon. For a number of years, grapes from Hewitt Vineyard were an important component in many great wines from Rutherford, however, the inaugural 2001 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was the first single-vineyard wine produced from this historic spot.
Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a single-vineyard wine that highlights the character of our estate without overwhelming it. We harvest the grapes at peak maturity, ferment them for optimal extraction, age them slowly in new French oak and bottle without filtration. 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 is a wine to be savoured.