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Heitz Cellars Chard Napa 2008

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Classic, lively fruitiness and richness on the palate that captures the essence of the varietal. The fruit for this Chardonnay comes from various clones and regions within the Napa Valley which results in a delicious dry wine with subtle, intriguing layers. Oak is used sparingly to let the flavors and the flintiness from the terroir shine.

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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 Cellars Chard Napa

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
06/25/2011

A great chardonnay with good balance! Very enjoyable! - Tasted at winery 12/10


External Reviews for Heitz Cellars Chard Napa

External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
02/14/2011

The vibrant color of our 2008 Chardonnay denotes the elegance of the wine. A tempting nose of fresh citrus alerts the senses to crisp fruit flavors with just a hint of pear to smooth the edges. This is a delicious, dry wine with pleasing structure and a zesty beam of mouthwatering acidity. Underlying mineral notes add complexity as it crosses the palate building to a clean, extended finish. Now is the perfect time to discover why Heitz' Chardonnay has been a favoirte of wine enthusiasts since 1961!


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Source: Bowery And Vine
04/14/2011

The vibrant color denotes the elegance of the wine.A tempting nose of fresh citrus alerts the senses to crisp fruit flavors with just a hint of pear to smooth the edges. This is a delicious, dry wine with pleasing structure and a zesty beam of mouthwatering acidity. Underlying mineral notes add complexity as it crosses the palate building to a clean, extended finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/21/2010

The vibrant color of our 2008 Chardonnay denotes the elegance of the wine. A tempting nose of fresh citrus alerts the senses to crisp fruit flavors with just a hint of pear to smooth the edges.This is a delicious, dry wine with pleasing structure and a zesty beam of mouthwatering acidity. Underlying mineral notes add complexity as it crosses the palate building to a clean, extended finish. Now is the perfect time to discover why Heitz' Chardonnay has been a favoirte of wine enthusiasts since 1961. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

Heitz Cellar Chardonnay Napa Valley 2008 750ML


External Review
09/18/2010

In operation since the early 1960s, Heitz Cellar remains a family-owned, family-operated winery. Heitz recently revamped the flavor profile of its Chardonnay by reducing the amount of new oak it sees, allowing the fruit's fresh acidity to shine through.



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Classic, lively fruitiness and richness on the palate that captures the essence of the varietal. The fruit for this Chardonnay comes from various clones and regions within the Napa Valley which results in a delicious dry wine with subtle, intriguing layers. Oak is used sparingly to let the flavors and the flintiness from the terroir shine.

Dietary Information: Organic


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