The 2015 Heitz Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon immediately entices with notes of black cherry, sweet plum, fresh raspberries, currants, anise, and clove. These notes are complimented by savory elements, reminiscent of sweet tobacco and new leather. The mouthfeel on this wine has gentle power. It is light and bright with fresh acidity yet there is weight and length that extends long after the first sip of wine. The structure is balanced with soft and developed tannins, only achieved by allowing this wine to age for two full years in barrel and full year in bottle before release.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley AVA
Aging: 8 months in neutral oak tanks, 2 years in 50% new and 50% used French Limousin oak barrels, followed by 12 months in bottle prior to release
95 Points, "Editors' Choice" - Wine Enthusiast
"Woody, herbal and elegantly structured, this wine is high-toned and freshly layered in bold red fruit. Given time in the barrel and the bottle, it shows its graceful edges and nuanced elegance with ease, finishing in dusty crushed rock. It vastly overdelivers on its price point." -VB, 5/1/20