One of the many privileges to the enjoying great wines throughout the year is being able to try some unique and boutique wine producers who occasionally send us a lovely bottle. Recently, we had the chance to sample a Dewitt Cabernet Savingnon 2011 and found a real solid winner in the myriad of wine choices out there in the world of wine.

We thought this wine was interesting because the wine making process started in Northern Nevada but ended up in the great wine growing region of Alexander Valley.
The Dewitts started in Nevada in 2006 and after making two vintages of commercial wine at a small winery in N. Nevada they moved to California. With the assistance of grape grower, Ron Siegemund, they were introduced to Michall Pendleton, owner and winemaker at Pendleton Estate Winery. Michall, welcomed the Dewitts to the land of Artisan Winemaking. Michall learned his craft at local wineries and garnered knowledge along the way. With his assistance, the 2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was produced.

The 2010 production of 150 cases was sold-out. The 2011 production was 185 cases and was released, for sale, June 2014. The 300 cases of the 2012 will be released in June 2015. The 2010 production of 150 cases has sold out. The 2011 production of 185 cases was released, for sale, June 2014. the wines are available at various retailers and restaurants in both Northern and Southern Nevada. Since that time the production has been moved to Healdsburg. The wines have won the following awards:
• 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon: 90 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Silver Medal 2013 San Francisco Chronicle, Silver Medal 2013 Finger Lakes Wine Competition.
• 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon: 88 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Gold Medal San Francisco Artisan Awards 2014, Silver Medal 2014 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

We had the opportunity to try this wonderful Alexander Valley Cabernet Savignon. On the nose there are aromatic lovely notes of dark fruit, chocolate covered cherries, with a vanilla crème brulee notes. With medium weight in the glass and on the palate there is a tremendous richness up front on the palate with lots of the crushed dark fruits. This Cabernet is well balanced with integrated tannins due to the grapes robust structure. The finish lingers on the palate with those hints of dark cherries and vanilla.
Cuisineist Tasting Panel: January 2015  93 Points

Consider pairing this wine with a well braised pot roast with root vegetables or a nice porterhouse steak or rib eye. This wine has the structure and body to compliment the richness of these dishes or is a great glass of pure enjoyment. For further information go to