Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Chardonnay

8.939 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Perry Riddle

Acid-driven and fresh. Oak is judicious and malo is in check.

Acid-driven and fresh. Oak is judicious and malo is in check.

2 people found it helpfulApr 29th, 2015
Sasha Smith

Wine Blogger Spin the Bottle NY

8.8

Celebrating #bastilleday with Napa Chardonnay, just cause I'm like that. Dill and menthol on the nose, very enjoyable (if on the hot side).

Celebrating #bastilleday with Napa Chardonnay, just cause I'm like that. Dill and menthol on the nose, very enjoyable (if on the hot side).

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2015
Marcus L

No malolactic but is rested on lees. Get popcorn on nose. Great acidity very versatile.

No malolactic but is rested on lees. Get popcorn on nose. Great acidity very versatile.

Aug 7th, 2015
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

while not my preferred go to style, it is well-made and should shed some of its oaky fat. Hope to try again in half a decade.

while not my preferred go to style, it is well-made and should shed some of its oaky fat. Hope to try again in half a decade.

Jul 30th, 2015
Aimee Cronin

This one is for you Johnny!

This one is for you Johnny!

Mar 6th, 2015
Sharon

Very tangy like the skins of an underripe Granny Smith apple. I'm drinking this a year later than other reviewers who described it as citrusy and balanced, and about 3 years later than those that describe it as buttery caramel. This tells me that this wine did not age well in the bottle.

Very tangy like the skins of an underripe Granny Smith apple. I'm drinking this a year later than other reviewers who described it as citrusy and balanced, and about 3 years later than those that describe it as buttery caramel. This tells me that this wine did not age well in the bottle.

May 11th, 2017
Wissam Nasr

Very nice well balanced Chardonnay

Very nice well balanced Chardonnay

Nov 26th, 2016
Kate Dittloff

Really good, non overwhelmingly buttery Chardonnay

Really good, non overwhelmingly buttery Chardonnay

May 28th, 2016
Gary Fenstra

In NYC on Monday? Head to Quarter for 50% off bottles. $39 a bottle for a favorite.

In NYC on Monday? Head to Quarter for 50% off bottles. $39 a bottle for a favorite.

Dec 1st, 2015
Annie Choi

Buttery yum!

Buttery yum!

Oct 29th, 2015