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Tasting Notes: The 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.
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: 100% Napa Valley
Oak Aging: 3 years
Residual Sugar: Dry
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Release Date: March 2016
About The Winemaker:
There is always that moment of truth for any second-generation winemaker. David Heitz mastered his moment at a very young age, and he has continued to create stunning wines for more than three decades. Although futuristic when it comes to farming methods and updating equipment, David says he does not feel the pressure to run after every trend in winemaking. He favors bold, yet precision-balanced wines that reflect a polished purity. Clearly, quality has been foremost in David's thinking for most of his life. The classic Heitz label that stands out in stores today is based on a crayon drawing that David made when he was 11 years old. It depicts a cellar man holding a glass of wine up to the light — undoubtedly a quality check in progress.
About The Winery:
Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the locals as Spring Valley. 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.