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Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautiful aromas of vine-ripened blackberry contrast perfectly with spicy notes of nutmeg. There is a luscious weight and texture to the wine, but also a racy edge of well-balanced acidity on the palate. This is an extraordinary Cabernet -- powerful, yet elegant, with wonderful aging potential. Alcohol 14.5%. Not yet reviewed; 2012 vintage rated 92 points by James Suckling: A solid and balanced cab with refined tannins and juicy fruit. Berries and hints of flowers. Flavorful finish. Drink now.

Heitz Wine Cellars:
Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the locals as Spring Valley. In 1964, Joe and Alice Heitz acquired this 160-acre ranch and winery to accommodate their burgeoning family business. The gray stone cellar, constructed of hand-chiseled perlite in 1898, safeguards Heitz' collection of French oak barrels which are filled with aging wine. The... Read more
Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the locals as Spring Valley. In 1964, Joe and Alice Heitz acquired this 160-acre ranch and winery to accommodate their burgeoning family business. The gray stone cellar, constructed of hand-chiseled perlite in 1898, safeguards Heitz' collection of French oak barrels which are filled with aging wine. The rich patina of its weathered walls is in perfect harmony with the high-tech equipment dotting the landscape of the winery's grounds in the 21st century. Second generation Kathleen Heitz Myers and David Heitz are now at the helm as president and winemaker. They have each been integral to the success of the family business since the 1970s, helping to build the worldwide reputation for Heitz Cellars --- a name that has become synonymous with luxury in the world of winemaking. Heitz Wine Cellars has earned countless accolades for its dazzling wines every year since 1961. Their three renowned vineyard-designated wines --- Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Bella Oaks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon --- are the highlight of the winery's distinguished resumé. Heitz' remarkable Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has been a collector's favorite for over 40 years. Wine Spectator underscored this wine's legendary status by selecting Martha's Vineyard Cabernet as one of the Top 12 wines of the 20th Century. Heitz Wine Cellars' Chardonnay, Grignolino, Zinfandel and Port have also earned their share of ardent fans over the years. To many admirers, the Heitz label is the premiere symbol of fine wine and graceful hospitality. "We handcraft our wines with the utmost respect for the incomparable vineyards of the Napa Valley. It's a real pleasure to share a bit of their magical bounty in every bottle of wine we make." - Kathleen Heitz Myers, President Since the winery ranch also includes the Heitz' family home, we direct visitors to our original site on St. Helena Highway where we have welcomed wine lovers for almost half a century. Read less

Member Reviews for Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/20/2013

Lovely floral currant nose. Light licorice. Lovely and pretty on the palate with red berry fruit, hints of blueberry and cocoa. Luscious flavors with great balance. Really a nice, pretty style wine and drinking great right now. 93 pts. 5/10/13 at winery


Snooth User: Desertfox
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/01/2013

Tried June 1, 2013. Liked very much. Maietti's liked as we'll


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/02/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: kevsipe
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/06/2013

drink between 2013-202012/25/2012 - MICHAELNORWOOD LIKES THIS WINE: 91 Points Coffee, spice, dark fruit. Surprisingly soft tannins. Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment Options 12/17/2012 - K3ECKLUND WROTE: 91 Points Delicious pepper and blackberry. Paired very well with filet mignon. Just the right balance of acidity, tannins, and fruit. Will cellar my other bottle for 4-5 years. Great value! 1 person found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment Options 12/14/2012 - DKE WROTE: Had a small pour. Still young, cassis and cherries, very dry and structured. Could be quite good in several years. 89-90 Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment Options 12/5/2012 - CUELLARSTYLE WROTE: 89 Points - Brick color with fast forming legs and aromas of cherry and licorice anise. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of cloves, cherry and black pepper with a light/medium body. Silky texture with a medium finish. Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment Options 11/23/2012 - CUBSWINWS WROTE: 93 Points Really lovely wine that is fairly closed at present. Opened up some after 2 hour decant. Very "old school" and amazing value as well. Will wait 4-5 years on the next one.


Snooth User: gimmecab
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/25/2013

Incredibly smooth, deep fruity/cherry notes.


Snooth User: Sonwil
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/24/2018

Outstanding.


External Reviews for Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/28/2018

Tasting Notes: Our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet is a knockout from a vintage that has been declared a modern classic. One sniff, and anticipation takes hold. Beautiful aromas of vine-ripened blackberry contrast perfectly with spicy notes of nutmeg. There is a luscious weight and texture to the wine, but also a racy edge of well-balanced acidity on the palate. This is an extraordinary Cabernet – powerful, yet elegant, with all the wonderful aging potential you’ve come to expect from Heitz wines. Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Appellation: 100% Napa Valley Oak Aging: 3 years Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 14.5 %


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 08/20/2016

Tasting Notes: Our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet encapsulates the freshness of a near-perfect growing season. Aromas of fresh-picked blackberry and cassis abound from this lively wine. A beautiful, inviting wine that effortlessly balances classic Cabernet richness with silky tannins on the palate. This is a quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon through and through – at once charming and complex. This is one to sip now or savor later. It will reward you either way.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 02/09/2016

Tasting Notes: Elegant and gracefully proportioned, our 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet is a stand-out. A delicate bouquet of violets mingles with bright fruit flavors and notes of spicy fennel on the palate. This wine has been aged at a leisurely pace in new French oak and nicely balanced with acidity, which gives it a refreshing lift. This classic Cabernet is a wonderful example of our commitment to quality. The proof is in the glass. Oak Aging: 3 years Alcohol: 13.5 %


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 06/08/2015

Tasting Notes: Taste the elegance of Heitz 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet in its layers of rich varietal fruit which have slowly been aged to perfection in French oak. A generous burst of blackberry flavors is softly framed with notes of fresh currant. Silky tannins give this Cabernet a solid backbone, weaving the flavors into a smooth, harmonious finish. This is a wine with plenty of delicious fruit for those who want to drink it now, and for those with a bit more time, it is well-built for cellaring. - Winery Oak Aging: 3 years Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 14.5 %


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/08/2016

A very inviting wine with rich aromas of boysenberry, cassis and mint all tightly woven around a sweet core. On the palate this Cabernet is firm with rich, savory notes of cigar box and chocolate, culminating in a silky finish. A compelling and flavorful wine.


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Vintage: 2009 01/16/2014

The rich varietal aroma leads to delicious flavors of dark cherry with notes of spicy plum. A generous core of cabernet fruit is nicely integrated with refreshing acidity and just the right touch of oak. This wine is silky in texture, building momentum as it crosses the palate to a lovely, lingering finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/10/2014

Great depth and complexity lurking under the rich, perfectly ripe fruit. Full of the kinds of fruit and herbal flavors that typifies cabernet sauvignon at its best--cassis, black cherry, hints of tobacco, minerals and vanilla, with smooth tannins leading to a very long finish.


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100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautiful aromas of vine-ripened blackberry contrast perfectly with spicy notes of nutmeg. There is a luscious weight and texture to the wine, but also a racy edge of well-balanced acidity on the palate. This is an extraordinary Cabernet -- powerful, yet elegant, with wonderful aging potential. Alcohol 14.5%. Not yet reviewed; 2012 vintage rated 92 points by James Suckling: A solid and balanced cab with refined tannins and juicy fruit. Berries and hints of flowers. Flavorful finish. Drink now.

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