Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.115 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
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Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A beautiful Chardonnay! Only 15 acres planted with grapes grown in Rutherford (warmer with rich ripe fruit) & Oak Knoll (cooler with fresh acidity in grapes). Pale lemon, with fresh & crisp citrus & stone fruit aromas, no malolactic ferm. Palate shows peach, apple & Asian pear flavors, with lemony & toasty notes, lively acidity & balance with touch of vanilla oak (9 months of French oak aging (25% new & 1-year old, remainder neutral oak). Long finish ending with fruit, spice & biscuit notes. Nice Value!

A beautiful Chardonnay! Only 15 acres planted with grapes grown in Rutherford (warmer with rich ripe fruit) & Oak Knoll (cooler with fresh acidity in grapes). Pale lemon, with fresh & crisp citrus & stone fruit aromas, no malolactic ferm. Palate shows peach, apple & Asian pear flavors, with lemony & toasty notes, lively acidity & balance with touch of vanilla oak (9 months of French oak aging (25% new & 1-year old, remainder neutral oak). Long finish ending with fruit, spice & biscuit notes. Nice Value!

Sep 21st, 2020
Chris Koupal

Really liked this. Balanced, not heavy handed like many Napa chards.

Really liked this. Balanced, not heavy handed like many Napa chards.

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Tasted few times! Only 15 acres planted, grapes grown in Rutherford (warmer rich ripe fruit) & Oak Knoll (cooler with fresh acidity in grapes). Pale lemon, with fresh & crisp citrus & ripe stone fruit aromas, no malolactic ferm. Palate shows peach, apple & pear flavors, with lemony & toasty notes, lively acidity & balance, nice touch of vanilla oak (9 months of French oak aging (25% new & 1-year old, remainder neutral oak). Long finish ending with fruit, spice & biscuit notes, more pronounced as wine ages!

Tasted few times! Only 15 acres planted, grapes grown in Rutherford (warmer rich ripe fruit) & Oak Knoll (cooler with fresh acidity in grapes). Pale lemon, with fresh & crisp citrus & ripe stone fruit aromas, no malolactic ferm. Palate shows peach, apple & pear flavors, with lemony & toasty notes, lively acidity & balance, nice touch of vanilla oak (9 months of French oak aging (25% new & 1-year old, remainder neutral oak). Long finish ending with fruit, spice & biscuit notes, more pronounced as wine ages!

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2020
Steve Cunneen

Lemon, lime, underripe apple, underripe pear. Not too rich, not overly oaked. Great balance and finish. Low ABV (13.5%) a nice change of pace for this region. At $70 CDN, it is expensive but an excellent choice for special occasion like Christmas dinner which it matched nicely with.

Lemon, lime, underripe apple, underripe pear. Not too rich, not overly oaked. Great balance and finish. Low ABV (13.5%) a nice change of pace for this region. At $70 CDN, it is expensive but an excellent choice for special occasion like Christmas dinner which it matched nicely with.

Dec 26th, 2021
Jacob Lindsey

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🦃

Nov 25th, 2021
Canon Thomas

Really nice

Really nice

Jul 12th, 2021
TwiLea Fletcher

Whoa.... no oak no butter. Another citrus crisp Chardonnay. Thanks Matt (stokes). Put it on the menu.

Whoa.... no oak no butter. Another citrus crisp Chardonnay. Thanks Matt (stokes). Put it on the menu.

Apr 14th, 2021
Allison Hinson

Lively bright Chardonnay. Perfect for those who want ripe fruit but don’t want it to be overpowered with oak.

Lively bright Chardonnay. Perfect for those who want ripe fruit but don’t want it to be overpowered with oak.

Nov 1st, 2020
Kevin Dale

Kevin had this a month ago

Kevin had this a month ago

Dec 14th, 2021
Paul Christakis

Paul had this 3 months ago

Paul had this 3 months ago

Oct 25th, 2021