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Heitz Cellar

Linda Falls Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Needed a Cabernet after that overly sweet Syrah,
First vintage of this single vineyard from Howell mtn
— 5 days ago

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Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Dried cherries. Pepper, cinnamon. Big mouthy fruit. A classic Martha’s Vineyard. Some sour palate. A great wine. — 10 days ago

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Napa Valley Grignolino 2015

Perfect light summer red wine. Berry notes and a nice citrus like finish. Loved it floating in the pool on a warm summer night! — a month ago

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Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Jeremy Shanker
9.4

I was impatient — a month ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

David T
9.3

There is nothing like taking a $31 bottle of Napa Cabernet and turning it into liquid gold. All you have to do is buy a good producer’s decent vintage or better and hold it in bottle for nearly 10 years or longer. Bottle age can’t be accomplished in a decanter, no matter how long you decant it. It simply will not round out the wine, make the tannins well resolved, integrate all the flavors that equate to a nice complex wine.

I was saddened to see a quality Napa Valley Pioneer recently sell its winery. I am sure somewhere Joe Heitz is beside himself. However, nothing stands for forever. We’ll see what the new owners do with it. Certainly, the last free quality free tasting in Napa Valley is gone forever. To be continued...

The nose reveals; dark currants, ripe, ruby, slightly candied fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries and cherry kirsch. Sweet tarry notes, black, rich, turned soil, anise, steep fruit tea, limestone minerals, dry crushed rock, underbrush, soft leather, hints of dry herbs, moist clay with candied, bright, dark, red, blue florals and violets for days.

The body is full, very round and gorgeous across the palate. The tannins are about 80% resolved but, still showing some teeth. The structure, tension, length and balance have hit the top of the bell curve and will hold there awhile longer. There is nothing in this wine that bites back or is astringent. Dark currants, ripe, ruby, slightly candied fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, raspberries on the high palate and long set with cherry kirsch. Sweet tarry notes, black, rich, turned soil, anise, steep fruit tea, caramel, some milk chocolate, limestone minerals, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil, underbrush, soft leather, touch of graphite, hints of dry herbs, moist clay with amazing candied, bright, dark, red, blue florals and violets for days. The acidity is like a palate waterfall. The long finish is; delicious, gorgeous, ruby, well balanced, elegant with polish that persists nicely for minutes.

Photos of; Heitz vineyard, tasting bar/room on Hwy 29, sitting area outside the tasting room and Heitz winery and Estate vines.
— 24 days ago

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Ryan Vento

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It saddened me as well. Put a sour taste in my mouth towards their future releases.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Should of went with the 96,
P A

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@David T David another nice post Cheers 🍷

Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Duckhorn- a little bit flatter in smell. This has more fruit than the heitz. 9.0 — 3 days ago

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Cellar Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Not bad but not the season - tad bit sour — 13 days ago

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A Tribute to the May Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Tribute to Victor bottle, enjoyed it with our Mediterranean dinner. Very smooth and rich. — 10 days ago

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Napa Valley Zinfandel 2013

This grew on me on the second day. Has a tart cherry finish. — 22 days ago

David Reifschneider
with David

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Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

A little oak. Good acidity. Lemon, dill, almond. Tasty. — a month ago