Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.113 ratings
9.01 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

I understand why the Heitz Napa Cabernet doesn’t score higher upon release. It simply needs 10 years plus in bottle to excel.

I usually don’t open these until they have been in bottle ten years. However, this was handy when Sofia wanted a glass with dinner twice this week. So, it needed to be finished after I coravined it.

It’s ripe, jammy and lush now. Showing some Welches characteristics this early. Better things ahead. Juicy, somewhat syrupy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plums, black raspberries & juicy strawberries. It’s still primary without much integration. Touch of cherry Luden’s, mid dark spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, lighter clove, vanilla, stones, dark, rich earth, tobacco notes, some graphite, shoe leather, sandstone with bright, red, dark, blue florals with violets over the top. Very good round acidity. The finish is still jammy & not fully balanced, elegant and persisting minutes.

Shows promise in fruit, tannins and acidity. Hold another 5-8 years.

I understand why the Heitz Napa Cabernet doesn’t score higher upon release. It simply needs 10 years plus in bottle to excel.

I usually don’t open these until they have been in bottle ten years. However, this was handy when Sofia wanted a glass with dinner twice this week. So, it needed to be finished after I coravined it.

It’s ripe, jammy and lush now. Showing some Welches characteristics this early. Better things ahead. Juicy, somewhat syrupy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plums, black raspberries & juicy strawberries. It’s still primary without much integration. Touch of cherry Luden’s, mid dark spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, lighter clove, vanilla, stones, dark, rich earth, tobacco notes, some graphite, shoe leather, sandstone with bright, red, dark, blue florals with violets over the top. Very good round acidity. The finish is still jammy & not fully balanced, elegant and persisting minutes.

Shows promise in fruit, tannins and acidity. Hold another 5-8 years.

Dec 20th, 2020
Tara Anbudaiyan

Delightful red, perfect with dinner.

Delightful red, perfect with dinner.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2018
Di Ana
9.0

Christmas 2020 cheer

Christmas 2020 cheer

Dec 12th, 2020
J Kuo
8.9

Improved to 9 next day

Improved to 9 next day

Dec 5th, 2020
Timothy

Aunque para mi es un 10...😂

Aunque para mi es un 10...😂

Oct 18th, 2020
Andrew Olsen

Oh so delightful

Oh so delightful

Aug 23rd, 2020
Michelle An

Michelle had this 14 days ago

Michelle had this 14 days ago

Jan 3rd, 2021
Dan H
8.9

Dan had this 18 days ago

Dan had this 18 days ago

Dec 31st, 2020
Scott Schackel

Scott had this 2 months ago

Scott had this 2 months ago

Nov 26th, 2020
Paul K
9.3

Paul had this 4 months ago

Paul had this 4 months ago

Sep 18th, 2020