2015 Heitz Cellar - Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (91 pts)

2015 Heitz Cellar - Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (91 pts)

9/18/2021, 9:19:58 AM
2015 Heitz Cellar - Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (91 pts) @heitzcellar ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. These grapes come from two estate vineyards in St. Helena, the Only One Vineyard, and the Spring Valley Vineyard. The vineyards are certified organic. The grapes were harvested early, presumably to preserve acidity. The Heitz Cellars' aging regimen is unique, even with this bottle as the entry point to the Heitz Cellar style taking four years before release. The wine aged in a combination of large oak vats and French oak barrels for three years, followed by a year in bottle. 👁 Medium+ ruby color. 👃 Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe and candied black currant, raspberry, blackberry, oak, sawdust, clove, violet, menthol, and oregano. 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium ripe tannins, high alcohol (14.5%), and medium+ body. The palate is more stewed fruit with a bit more oak spice and smooth, ripe tannins. A medium length finish of black and red fruit, clove, and menthol. 🔔 This wine is a textbook Napa Cabernet from an iconic Producer. I am always impressed by how much cellaring this wine gets even when it is only the starting point of the Heitz Cellar lineup. The nose has some high toned fruit aromas on the verge of candied. The palate reigns that in with bright acidity and forgiving tannins. The oak influence is noticeable, but very well integrated across the board. The slight herbal menthol and oregano notes are refreshing. No part of this wine is massive. I would call it plush and charming. 💰 ~$60 #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #heitzcellar #napa #napavalley #cabernetsauvignon #napawine #napavalleywine

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