Heitz Cellar

Ink Grade Vineyard Zinfandel

8.822 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
WineMascot

lighter mid palate than I expected. not much of the peppery zin. it's pleasant but I thought I would see more mid body and finish

lighter mid palate than I expected. not much of the peppery zin. it's pleasant but I thought I would see more mid body and finish

May 30th, 2016
Willie Carter

Dark red color with some reddish brown undertones. Really fun bouquet of ripe cherries and raspberries. The more herbal qualities come through with some spices, tobacco, and herbs. California Zin has been more miss than hit for me, as of late. Too big, too flabby, way too high alcohol. And even though this is showing 14.5, this Heitz is basically the opposite of all of that. Light bodied, but with a full rich palate, medium acidity, and nice balance. Plums, bright red fruits, smoked tobacco, and vanilla on the palate, with a pleasing floral quality throughout

Dark red color with some reddish brown undertones. Really fun bouquet of ripe cherries and raspberries. The more herbal qualities come through with some spices, tobacco, and herbs. California Zin has been more miss than hit for me, as of late. Too big, too flabby, way too high alcohol. And even though this is showing 14.5, this Heitz is basically the opposite of all of that. Light bodied, but with a full rich palate, medium acidity, and nice balance. Plums, bright red fruits, smoked tobacco, and vanilla on the palate, with a pleasing floral quality throughout

Jan 1st, 2018
Pete Schork

I insisted we order this at Xmas dinner; Maddie and Dad obliged. Heitz never disappoints!

I insisted we order this at Xmas dinner; Maddie and Dad obliged. Heitz never disappoints!

Dec 25th, 2017
Mark Martin

Smooth but still light for my taste

Smooth but still light for my taste

Oct 27th, 2017
Steve Sánchez

A bit more cherry I'm used to in a California Zin... unlike Paso and Lodi... this brings acid and tartness to the mix.

A bit more cherry I'm used to in a California Zin... unlike Paso and Lodi... this brings acid and tartness to the mix.

Jun 3rd, 2017
Rich Janson

Nice bottle of red to get the festivities going with the in-laws.

Nice bottle of red to get the festivities going with the in-laws.

Apr 24th, 2017
Pierre Arneaux

Very dry, oaky, pepper. Good, I like it! Upfront strawberry preserves nose.

Very dry, oaky, pepper. Good, I like it! Upfront strawberry preserves nose.

May 28th, 2016
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

8.9

Bryce had this 3 years ago

Bryce had this 3 years ago

May 6th, 2017
Wilson Oswald

Wilson had this 5 years ago

Wilson had this 5 years ago

Mar 2nd, 2016
Karstin Bodell

Karstin had this 3 years ago

Karstin had this 3 years ago

Nov 6th, 2017