Not sure I’ve actually had Heitz before, which I realize is a bit odd especially considering I worked in Napa. But it felt like a nice choice at the classic Smith and Wollensky for my mother in law’s bday. Definitely needs an hour plus of air - but once it does, nice deep red fruit with surprisingly good acid to keep it in balance. Not quite at the Mayacamas level - but obviously different price point. — 3 months ago
Finessed Cabernet from the volcanic soil of Red Hills Lake County (not Napa). Textbook aromas of cassis, cedar, and crushed stone lead to a smooth full bodied palate. Great value and cellaring potential at $37.
More info: 21,100 cases. Single vineyard at 2,640 feet in Mayacamas range. 16 months in Hungarian oak (45% new). — 3 years ago
The 125th anniversary vintage in 2014 is stellar. Drinking beautifully it has the weight of California Chardonnay but with wonderful subtlety and complexity. A favorite. — 25 days ago