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A brief history

The inaugural release of Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was the 2001 vintage. It’s a fleshy, well-integrated and subtle wine. At the time, our founding winemaker, Tom Rinaldi had a very specific vision for this wine, “We already have plenty of in-your-face wines. I want a more polite wine, one that is neither aggressive nor abrasive. You get tired of all the undisciplined, over-the-top Cabernets. Ours is a complex, intellectual wine, one that requires a little effort to uncover and fully appreciate.” For over 13 years now, the winemaking team at Hewitt Vineyard has continued to craft a wine with this vision.

In 1992, in response to the threat of phylloxera, Bill Hewitt began upgrading the vineyard by replanting to Cabernet Sauvignon clones 4, 7 and 8 on five different rootstocks (5C, 5BB, 1103-P, 110R, and 039-16) as part of an experiment to identify which performed best on this site. With a variety of clones, rootstocks and soil conditions, our winemaking team can bring different elements to the wine, giving it great depth and intriguing personality.
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1695 Saint Helena Highway
Napa Valley, California, United States
94573

www.hewittvineyard.com

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+18662534456

Meet The Winemakers

  • Trevor Durling

    Trevor grew up in nearby Sonoma County, one of the wine hubs of Northern California. Wine was a staple at his family dinner table, and he enrolled in the Viticulture and Enology program at the University of California, Davis. After an internship at Sonoma-Cutrer in 2003 and two consecutive harvest internships making sparkling wine at Gloria Ferrer, Trevor joined Moon Mountain Vineyard, a small, well-regarded organic vineyard in Sonoma, shortly after his graduation from UC Davis. In March of 2010, Trevor joined the winemaking team at Hewitt Vineyard and Provenance Vineyards and was appointed senior winemaker in 2015.

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Hewitt Vineyard Wines

Featured Wines

Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Bottle Preview
Hewitt VineyardCabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

This single-vineyard bottling showcases the stellar fruit of Hewitt Vineyard on Napa Valley's Rutherford bench. We harvest each vineyard section separately, as it reaches full ripeness, and adjust our winemaking to its character. Partial fermentation in new French oak barrels integrates tannins and develops plush texture. A high percentage of new French oak barrels complements the intensity of dark-fruit flavors.

Hewitt Vineyard Double Plus Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Hewitt VineyardDouble Plus Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

A small, exclusive bottling that began in 2009 to honor legendary William A. Hewitt. Made from eight to ten of the most expressive and beautifully balanced barrels of Hewitt Vineyard. These are marked as favorite barrels each vintage with a double plus sign. (++) Partial in barrel fermentation developed the plush, opulent texture. Clarified with gentle rackings and bottled without fining. Bottle age for full complexity or, if enjoying it in its youth, first decant to release the full spectrum of flavors and textures.