Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1339 ratings
9.029 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
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.5

Super classic. Still restrained, but powerful. For the cellar or right now.

Super classic. Still restrained, but powerful. For the cellar or right now.

3 people found it helpfulJul 30th, 2014
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Impressive stuff; lovely old school aromatics highlighted by pan fried herbs, dusty tannins, nice acidity, pure cassis fruit and a great "Tuscan" feel. Truly well made and grafted to age gracefully.

Impressive stuff; lovely old school aromatics highlighted by pan fried herbs, dusty tannins, nice acidity, pure cassis fruit and a great "Tuscan" feel. Truly well made and grafted to age gracefully.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

8.9

Perfectly mature for my palate. Could go longer, but why? Plenty of fruit, saddle leather.

Perfectly mature for my palate. Could go longer, but why? Plenty of fruit, saddle leather.

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2015
Ashley Dubois

Don't know if it stands up to $220/btl but pretty stellar

Don't know if it stands up to $220/btl but pretty stellar

Mar 15th, 2015
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.0

Very good, but almost in a South American kind of way. Sweet, ripe black fruit with pronounced savory (GREEN!) herbs. There's a good dose of acidity, but I still never would have guessed that they forgo malo.

Very good, but almost in a South American kind of way. Sweet, ripe black fruit with pronounced savory (GREEN!) herbs. There's a good dose of acidity, but I still never would have guessed that they forgo malo.

Mar 7th, 2015
Corin Hirsch

Like a boss...a boss with soft edges and a dark cherry core.

Like a boss...a boss with soft edges and a dark cherry core.

Jan 31st, 2015
Grant Simpson

Super complex, Bordeaux nose,mint, eucalyptus, wet earth, mushroom, dried fruit. Awesome!!!

Super complex, Bordeaux nose,mint, eucalyptus, wet earth, mushroom, dried fruit. Awesome!!!

Jan 1st, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.0

Really sings after a couple hours. Focused baked cherry fruit and savory herbs on the nose. Solid flesh with fresh acidity and mineral backbone, sweet tannins, leathery finish.

Really sings after a couple hours. Focused baked cherry fruit and savory herbs on the nose. Solid flesh with fresh acidity and mineral backbone, sweet tannins, leathery finish.

Dec 10th, 2014
Sofia Horvath

Nice balance of fruit and oak. Soft tannins. Vanilla.

Nice balance of fruit and oak. Soft tannins. Vanilla.

Oct 24th, 2014
Adam Jesberger

Earthy for new world! On the nose the initial smell is rich warm soil notes with slight mulch and barn smells. Followed by black currant and a slight tart cranberry scent. The oak is spicy like nutmeg. I get a very unique tomato paste thing on the nose i cant get over. The palate is complex as well. Over ripe strawberry and black berry fruit. Tart cranberry flavors as well. Theres a dill flavor that reminds me of rioja. The earth translates to the palate also very muchly barn notes. Very old world seeming for napa. Medium acid. The finish is lengthy leaving a mild cedar oakiness on the palate. Very pleasant complex wine. Great value.

Earthy for new world! On the nose the initial smell is rich warm soil notes with slight mulch and barn smells. Followed by black currant and a slight tart cranberry scent. The oak is spicy like nutmeg. I get a very unique tomato paste thing on the nose i cant get over. The palate is complex as well. Over ripe strawberry and black berry fruit. Tart cranberry flavors as well. Theres a dill flavor that reminds me of rioja. The earth translates to the palate also very muchly barn notes. Very old world seeming for napa. Medium acid. The finish is lengthy leaving a mild cedar oakiness on the palate. Very pleasant complex wine. Great value.

Sep 21st, 2014