Heitz Cellar

Bella Oaks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.17 ratings
9.23 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
Cameron Parry

Lush, bright, old school and awesome. Classic balance & fruit for days. Still going strong - easily could go another 10+.

Lush, bright, old school and awesome. Classic balance & fruit for days. Still going strong - easily could go another 10+.

May 13th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Second red wine and first of the Heitz Cellars. After tasting all three guessed that this was the second oldest one.

Medium to deep garnet red with bricking on the edges. Aged nose with damp leaves, nutmeg, cocoa, red cherries and a touch of funk that disappeared with time. Quite a bit of acidity as it opened up, medium tannins (6/10) and medium bodied. Dark fruits and plums on the attack that grew into black and red cherries. Long finish. Still got a punch but acidity will come through a lot anymore bottle age. Would drink now but can go a couple more years. Drink till 2020.

Second red wine and first of the Heitz Cellars. After tasting all three guessed that this was the second oldest one.

Medium to deep garnet red with bricking on the edges. Aged nose with damp leaves, nutmeg, cocoa, red cherries and a touch of funk that disappeared with time. Quite a bit of acidity as it opened up, medium tannins (6/10) and medium bodied. Dark fruits and plums on the attack that grew into black and red cherries. Long finish. Still got a punch but acidity will come through a lot anymore bottle age. Would drink now but can go a couple more years. Drink till 2020.

Jul 7th, 2017
Cameron Parry

Round, soft, still bright cherries and crisp acidity. Very nice! Love the Bella Oaks vineyard - best balanced of the line-up. 1999 still going strong.

Round, soft, still bright cherries and crisp acidity. Very nice! Love the Bella Oaks vineyard - best balanced of the line-up. 1999 still going strong.

Jan 31st, 2015
Jeremy Corday

Wine geek lunch. Thanks John Alban! !!Very impressive! 2 weeks ago

Wine geek lunch. Thanks John Alban! !!Very impressive! 2 weeks ago

Nov 29th, 2017
Mark Royer

Shows the relatively cooler vintage.

Shows the relatively cooler vintage.

Sep 25th, 2015
Manj Gunawardane

Manj had this 7 years ago

Manj had this 7 years ago

Feb 13th, 2013