Auction 23 | Lot No. 96
10 cases produced
- Originally planted in the 1880s, Hewitt Vineyard is a historic 60-acre site
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aging for 22 months in French oak barrels
- Fruit is hand sorted before fermentation in stainless steel tanks, concrete tanks and oak barrels
- This gentle giant shows tremendous concentration and power while remaining elegant and graceful
On the celebrated Rutherford Bench of the Napa Valley, the historic Hewitt Vineyard has been producing highly sought-after wines 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 highest quality fruit from the vineyard for this limited-edition bottling. The Hewitt Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful and dense wine, with unique texture and opulence on the palate. While drinking beautifully upon release, its true complexity and elegance shines when aged 10 to 30 years.
Winemaker, Hewitt Vineyard
Beaulieu Vineyard winemaker Trevor Durling presides as only the fifth winemaker in the winery’s 117-year history. With a love of agriculture, science and cuisine, Trevor pursued his studies at the University of California Davis in the Viticulture and Enology program. As winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard, Trevor incorporates his passion for creating fine wines, while preserving the heritage and legacy of Beaulieu Vineyard.
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
5918 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton CA 94588
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection