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Heitz Cellars Grignolino 2007

Member Review by carey1:

I enjoyed sipping on this at a backyard soiree recently. It's very seductive with a fragrant jasmine aroma in the nose and sun kissed strawberries in the mouth, finishing with a tickle of black pepper.

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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

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Snooth User: carey1
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3.50 5
06/14/2009

I enjoyed sipping on this at a backyard soiree recently. It's very seductive with a fragrant jasmine aroma in the nose and sun kissed strawberries in the mouth, finishing with a tickle of black pepper.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
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2.00 5
09/07/2010

Bright garnet hue with pink rim, aromas of strawberries, rose petals and cherries, a slight frizzate in the mouth makes me think of grape soda.

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Grape soda

Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.50 5
06/14/2010

90 points. In the glass, this wine is a pure red color with purple edges with a light viscosity. The aroma offers tons of complexity, with a deep floral core, ripe red fruits, and a slightly woodsy undertone. The nose almost reminds me of a Black Muscat, AKA Black Hamburg, which is typically made into a dessert wine, although this wine is totally dry. There is also a strong blood orange tone that seems to foreshadow the citrusy components on the palate. At first sip, this wine just explodes with blood orange, black plum, and really intense, exotic floral components. I pick up on some pomegranate and cranberry, as well as some cardamom and clove on the mid palate, and the finish is completely about flowers. What I really love about this wine, in addition to its complexity, is its awesome acidity. Its fresh and bright, with this really nice, juicy citrus quality. This wine is very well balanced, with powdery, firm tannins. I love this wine. Enough said. It’s totally unique, extremely well made, and selling for a price that is absolutely ridiculous. If you find this in the store, don’t stop, don’t think, just buy and enjoy. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post#8: Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Grignolino (http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/04/30/ )


Snooth User: Richard Wheeler
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5.00 5
08/11/2010

My first taste of this rare variety. I loved it! The wine is much darker than the Piedmont standards. There is nice fruity aroma, with a formal, tweedy character, like California Mourvedres. The flavor is volatile, excellent and matches the aromas. There is strawberry, raspberry, cherry, with floral notes. The acidity shows, as the taste is tangy, almost spritzy-feeling. You can feel it in your throat as you swallow. The best thing of all is you know you are tasting a unique, quite different variety. It is nothing like the normal market fare. I definitely intend to reorder. I'm surprised this varietal hasn't become more widely grown in California. It doesn't deserve to be so hard to get.


External Reviews for Heitz Cellars Grignolino

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
11/05/2010

A color like few others, this new-world Grignolino dances between coppery rosé and translucent red. Dry and crisp, the fruit characteristics sing with orange blossoms, raspberries and strawberries and light floral notes.


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Source: WineChateau.com
03/01/2010

Our 2007 Grignolino will win you over immediately with its radiant garnet hue and vibrant floral bouquet! The fresh scent of rose petals hints at sweetness; however, the flavors of bright berry edged with orange peel are deliciously dry on the palate.



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