Heitz Cellar

Bella Oaks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.313 ratings
9.48 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ben Spicer

Still some slight fruit hanging on. Was beautiful.

Still some slight fruit hanging on. Was beautiful.

Jun 19th, 2016
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.4

The days when California Cabs had only 13% Alc. So lovely to drink right now.

The days when California Cabs had only 13% Alc. So lovely to drink right now.

Apr 24th, 2015
Abbey Chrystal

Spiced cherry conserve, glazed shiitake mushrooms, savory and delicious

Spiced cherry conserve, glazed shiitake mushrooms, savory and delicious

Nov 8th, 2018
Mark Flesher

Compared this to a 2003 Bella Oaks and a 1999 Heitz Napa Cab. 86 was a pretty good year for Napa cab. Comparing itself to these two above, this one is starting to show its age (no surprise there). This bottle still has great structure, fading fruit. Starting to show some vegetal notes, a little bit of a brett-ish quality. But the blackberry is definitely more "grandma's closet" kind of fruit. Still gets a solid score from me at 32 years of age!

Compared this to a 2003 Bella Oaks and a 1999 Heitz Napa Cab. 86 was a pretty good year for Napa cab. Comparing itself to these two above, this one is starting to show its age (no surprise there). This bottle still has great structure, fading fruit. Starting to show some vegetal notes, a little bit of a brett-ish quality. But the blackberry is definitely more "grandma's closet" kind of fruit. Still gets a solid score from me at 32 years of age!

Mar 24th, 2018
Mark Coleman

A reminder of what Napa cab could be. And weighing in at a svelte 13.5%!

A reminder of what Napa cab could be. And weighing in at a svelte 13.5%!

Dec 16th, 2014
Ken Swegles

Ken had this 2 years ago

Ken had this 2 years ago

Dec 2nd, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Yianni had this 6 years ago

Yianni had this 6 years ago

Oct 5th, 2014
Nick Finarelli

Nick had this 7 years ago

Nick had this 7 years ago

Apr 25th, 2014
Allison Caruso

Allison had this 7 years ago

Allison had this 7 years ago

Apr 25th, 2014
Stephanie Chen

Stephanie had this 3 months ago

Stephanie had this 3 months ago

Nov 18th, 2020