Five Oaks

Heitz Cellar

Bella Oaks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

David T
9.3

One of our last Heitz Bella Oaks bottling’s.

Heitz no longer leases the vineyard. The fruit from the Bella Oaks Vineyard is now bottled by Quintessa at $200 a bottle when Heitz sold it at around $70 or less when they leased the terroir.

The better pair with the end cut of the Prime Rib with creamy, horse radish.

Floral, candied, spice driven fruit of; dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, black plums with tough skins, plums, dark cherries and deep, juicy strawberries. Dark tarriness, steeped black tea, incense, burnt amber, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, dark chocolate bar, mocha powder, moist clay, dry, crushed rocks, dry, twig, eucalyptus, sage, bay leaf, dry top soil, tobacco, leather, cedar, grainy limestone with dark, red, purple, candied withering florals that dark & candied. The acidity is perfect. The structure, tension, balance and length still need 6–10 years. The finish is; rich, beauty, elegant that starts, fresh, juicy falling on to earth & spice that persist until you have something bigger.

Plated with very cheesy Au Gratins & caramelized carrots.

Still an adolescent with 15-20 years of good sipping ahead of it.

The most flavorful piece of beef I’ve ever had. Had more tender Wagyu Ribcaps, just not this much flavor.

Happy New Year! 🥳🎉🍷🎊

12.31.2020
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