Heitz Cellar

Cellar Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1260 ratings
9.119 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
Craig Stanfield

Love this wine. So good.

Love this wine. So good.

Jul 20th, 2018
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.1

I’m loving how the 2013s out of Napa are drinking right now. Definitely ripe, aromatic dark fruits with a satisfying juiciness, bold tannins that aren’t too rough, graphite, dried fennel, leather and subtle oak. The only thing that detracts is the price... Napa is not a very good value generally, but I do still like this wine.

I’m loving how the 2013s out of Napa are drinking right now. Definitely ripe, aromatic dark fruits with a satisfying juiciness, bold tannins that aren’t too rough, graphite, dried fennel, leather and subtle oak. The only thing that detracts is the price... Napa is not a very good value generally, but I do still like this wine.

Dec 30th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose; half baked & half stewed, ripe fruits. Blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, black raspberries, plum, strong anise, black cherry cola, vanilla, cinnamon, wood shavings, loamy soils, volcanic minerals, violets and fresh dark florals. The body is medium with the tannins nearly completely resolved. The fruits are ripe & juicy and come in waves over the palate. Blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, black raspberries, plum, strawberries, strong anise, black cherry cola, vanilla, cinnamon, liqueur notes, heavily steeped black fruit tea, wood shavings, touch of leather, dry crushed rock powder, dry herbs, dry stems, loamy soils, volcanic minerals, violets and fresh dark florals. The acidity rains over the palate. The structure is soft, the length long & elegant, well balanced and the beautiful finish lasts over a minute. Still in good shape but needs to be enjoyed inside of three years. After 20 years in the bottle, she has become an elegant beauty! Photos of; their tasting bar, tasting room exterior, wine lab hovering over barrel room and their Estate. Still one of the very few places in Napa you can taste 4-5 wines at no charge. #oldschool #respect

On the nose; half baked & half stewed, ripe fruits. Blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, black raspberries, plum, strong anise, black cherry cola, vanilla, cinnamon, wood shavings, loamy soils, volcanic minerals, violets and fresh dark florals. The body is medium with the tannins nearly completely resolved. The fruits are ripe & juicy and come in waves over the palate. Blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, black raspberries, plum, strawberries, strong anise, black cherry cola, vanilla, cinnamon, liqueur notes, heavily steeped black fruit tea, wood shavings, touch of leather, dry crushed rock powder, dry herbs, dry stems, loamy soils, volcanic minerals, violets and fresh dark florals. The acidity rains over the palate. The structure is soft, the length long & elegant, well balanced and the beautiful finish lasts over a minute. Still in good shape but needs to be enjoyed inside of three years. After 20 years in the bottle, she has become an elegant beauty! Photos of; their tasting bar, tasting room exterior, wine lab hovering over barrel room and their Estate. Still one of the very few places in Napa you can taste 4-5 wines at no charge. #oldschool #respect

Nov 11th, 2017
Ivonne Nill

Never disappoints!

Never disappoints!

Oct 28th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose; boysenberries, black plums, plums, dark cherries, black raspberries, blue fruit hues, vanilla, fig, light spice, dark moist soil, cinnamon and fresh dark florals. The body is rich, full & elegant. The tannins are round and soft with a ways to go. The structure, length and balance have just arrived to that next stop, “A Good Place.” The concentration is good but loses a little as it settles in on the palate. Fruits are; blackberries, boysenberries, black plums, plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries with blue fruit hues. Vanilla, cinnamon, mocha, light caramel, fig, mid intensity of spice, anise, a touch of fresh herbs on the long set, dark rich earth, touch of crushed volcanic rocks, soft leather, cedar, violets, fresh red florals, excellent round acidity and well balanced, long, elegant finish. So good tonight for a wine I paid right around or just under $35 upon release at Costco. Photos of; a long-shot of the estate, founders Joe & Alice Heitz...members of the early Napa Pioneers and winery building. One of the last Napa wineries you can taste four or five wines for free at their tasting room on Hwy 29 in Saint Helena. Quite often with the Martha’s Vineyard as the last wine. #RESPECT

On the nose; boysenberries, black plums, plums, dark cherries, black raspberries, blue fruit hues, vanilla, fig, light spice, dark moist soil, cinnamon and fresh dark florals. The body is rich, full & elegant. The tannins are round and soft with a ways to go. The structure, length and balance have just arrived to that next stop, “A Good Place.” The concentration is good but loses a little as it settles in on the palate. Fruits are; blackberries, boysenberries, black plums, plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries with blue fruit hues. Vanilla, cinnamon, mocha, light caramel, fig, mid intensity of spice, anise, a touch of fresh herbs on the long set, dark rich earth, touch of crushed volcanic rocks, soft leather, cedar, violets, fresh red florals, excellent round acidity and well balanced, long, elegant finish. So good tonight for a wine I paid right around or just under $35 upon release at Costco. Photos of; a long-shot of the estate, founders Joe & Alice Heitz...members of the early Napa Pioneers and winery building. One of the last Napa wineries you can taste four or five wines for free at their tasting room on Hwy 29 in Saint Helena. Quite often with the Martha’s Vineyard as the last wine. #RESPECT

Oct 7th, 2017
Joyce Lin

Ripe dark fruit note such as black berry, black cherry, black currant with steel, pencil shave, licorice with cinnamon, clove, med acidity, med plus acidity. Even though with ripe fruit notes on the nose and palate, it's somehow quite dry. Beautiful Cab with a Bordeaux soil.

Ripe dark fruit note such as black berry, black cherry, black currant with steel, pencil shave, licorice with cinnamon, clove, med acidity, med plus acidity. Even though with ripe fruit notes on the nose and palate, it's somehow quite dry. Beautiful Cab with a Bordeaux soil.

Aug 24th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

The 12 vintage in Napa seems not to shut down in the bottle. It's a drink now or cellar vintage. Black and blue fruits leading the palate with strawberries pulling up the rear. Light spice and dry earth follow. Star anise and a long rich milk chocolate fruit finish.

The 12 vintage in Napa seems not to shut down in the bottle. It's a drink now or cellar vintage. Black and blue fruits leading the palate with strawberries pulling up the rear. Light spice and dry earth follow. Star anise and a long rich milk chocolate fruit finish.

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2016
Marcus Nilsson

Classic!!

Classic!!

Nov 22nd, 2016
Yianni Stoner

Round rich, earthy and funky oxidative fruits. Very classic

Round rich, earthy and funky oxidative fruits. Very classic

Oct 30th, 2016
David L

Lunch with @Martin G Rivard & his better half & my absolute amazing wife!
Loving life & lunch!

Lunch with @Martin G Rivard & his better half & my absolute amazing wife!
Loving life & lunch!

Oct 15th, 2016