Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.510 ratings
9.51 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
Jim McCusker

Reached back in the cellar for this one. Classic older Napa cab from the heyday of this winery in my opinion. Holding up incredibly well, this has everything you’d expect from a cabernet with 20+ years under its belt. Just fantastic.

Reached back in the cellar for this one. Classic older Napa cab from the heyday of this winery in my opinion. Holding up incredibly well, this has everything you’d expect from a cabernet with 20+ years under its belt. Just fantastic.

Mar 13th, 2021
Mark Flesher

Cork split about 2/3 of the way down, but wine bled maybe 10% up the cork. Poured VERY DARK to the glass. The initial nose was raisin and plum.....crap. The nose was the same. Gave this one about 15 minutes and it was a completely different wine on the palate, but the same on the nose. Wasn't for about 30 minutes that it started to really change. Turned into a surprisingly youthful, ripe fruit dominant wine with some very slight secondary notes...little bit of fig, some leather, hint of plum and mushroom. Very deep in the middle. Surprisingly youthful depth. Finished WELL. Seemed to have some chalky tannin on the finish at first but then was very rounded as it warmed to room temp. Dehydrated lavender and pink rose petals along with black cherry, blackberry and rhubarb. I was REALLY impressed by this wine tonight. I hesitate almost to give this one a 97, but it wasn't quite there. If you have a few of these and haven't started drinking them, drink them with about an hour decant or hold for 2-3 more years.

Cork split about 2/3 of the way down, but wine bled maybe 10% up the cork. Poured VERY DARK to the glass. The initial nose was raisin and plum.....crap. The nose was the same. Gave this one about 15 minutes and it was a completely different wine on the palate, but the same on the nose. Wasn't for about 30 minutes that it started to really change. Turned into a surprisingly youthful, ripe fruit dominant wine with some very slight secondary notes...little bit of fig, some leather, hint of plum and mushroom. Very deep in the middle. Surprisingly youthful depth. Finished WELL. Seemed to have some chalky tannin on the finish at first but then was very rounded as it warmed to room temp. Dehydrated lavender and pink rose petals along with black cherry, blackberry and rhubarb. I was REALLY impressed by this wine tonight. I hesitate almost to give this one a 97, but it wasn't quite there. If you have a few of these and haven't started drinking them, drink them with about an hour decant or hold for 2-3 more years.

Mar 24th, 2018
Rich Bluth

The winner in our 1999 taste off. Still had some nice backbone.

The winner in our 1999 taste off. Still had some nice backbone.

Dec 26th, 2016
Bill Schallert

Wonderful wine. Still shows all the great character of Heitz. Lovely finish. A great wine for dinner on Valentines Day.

Wonderful wine. Still shows all the great character of Heitz. Lovely finish. A great wine for dinner on Valentines Day.

Feb 15th, 2016
JKT

DL-Box4-# 3

DL-Box4-# 3

Jul 16th, 2016
Eric

Eric had this 7 days ago

Eric had this 7 days ago

Apr 12th, 2021
Greg Eisner

Greg had this 2 years ago

Greg had this 2 years ago

Aug 11th, 2019
David McGregor

David had this 7 years ago

David had this 7 years ago

Oct 8th, 2014
David Zweier

David had this 7 years ago

David had this 7 years ago

Feb 14th, 2014
Andres Toro

Andres had this 7 years ago

Andres had this 7 years ago

Aug 13th, 2014