Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1299 ratings
9.028 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.3

Big bold beautiful- old school Napa classic - 2 hour decant then BOOM - started a little harsh with a string mineral aftertaste but it is still young - tannins are really polished now - this baby brings with it a great deal of satisfaction with an abundance of taste and great deep palette

Lovely wine and smiles all around

Big bold beautiful- old school Napa classic - 2 hour decant then BOOM - started a little harsh with a string mineral aftertaste but it is still young - tannins are really polished now - this baby brings with it a great deal of satisfaction with an abundance of taste and great deep palette

Lovely wine and smiles all around

Sep 30th, 2017
Sara Beer

Herbal notes of eucalyptus, lean fruit, wine will age well

Herbal notes of eucalyptus, lean fruit, wine will age well

3 people found it helpfulMar 19th, 2015
Ry

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

9.1

Picked this up at Cellar Collections in Napa. Still a beautiful wine from a great producer.

Picked this up at Cellar Collections in Napa. Still a beautiful wine from a great producer.

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2020
Ry

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

9.2

Super tasty! Still a good amount of fruit which blends into that beautiful aged Napa Valley Cab I love. This was a great by at Cellar Collections.

Super tasty! Still a good amount of fruit which blends into that beautiful aged Napa Valley Cab I love. This was a great by at Cellar Collections.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2020
Mike R
9.1

Decanted for a hour - Heitz is not my favorite but each time I try it it grows on me - I know Parker is not a fan but seriously for the money this is good - the 2010 is bold but needs air - the fruit is tasty but smell is a little weak - Parker one comment the elevated acidity is right on so give it air - so smiling a little but that is better than a frown

Decanted for a hour - Heitz is not my favorite but each time I try it it grows on me - I know Parker is not a fan but seriously for the money this is good - the 2010 is bold but needs air - the fruit is tasty but smell is a little weak - Parker one comment the elevated acidity is right on so give it air - so smiling a little but that is better than a frown

Oct 26th, 2016
Ron R
9.1

Heitz - the poster-child of consistency. A wonderful example of a restrained cabernet. Delicate oak supported by cinnamon, dark fruit and black olives.

On the palette, the wine is precise and perfectly weighted. Close your eyes and you would swear it was French. Tannins frame the wine perfectly. This has many years ahead of it. Good value for the quality.

Heitz - the poster-child of consistency. A wonderful example of a restrained cabernet. Delicate oak supported by cinnamon, dark fruit and black olives.

On the palette, the wine is precise and perfectly weighted. Close your eyes and you would swear it was French. Tannins frame the wine perfectly. This has many years ahead of it. Good value for the quality.

Dec 19th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I am having the 2012 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon on the nose I am getting notes of boysenberry, blackberry, cassis and some mont. On the palate there is blackberry, licorice, currant, and a touch of tobacco. This has a Medium acidity and medium + tannins with a long finish. Drinkable now.

Tonight I am having the 2012 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon on the nose I am getting notes of boysenberry, blackberry, cassis and some mont. On the palate there is blackberry, licorice, currant, and a touch of tobacco. This has a Medium acidity and medium + tannins with a long finish. Drinkable now.

Dec 17th, 2015
Amie Hendrickson

Elegant. Beautiful wine to put in the cellar/hall closet.

Elegant. Beautiful wine to put in the cellar/hall closet.

Dec 9th, 2015
Chris Leon

Such a great reference point. Love this wine.

Such a great reference point. Love this wine.

Dec 8th, 2015
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Big juicy Cab with an off putting latex band-aid infused aroma. Band-aids, barnyard, horse stable, antiseptic #4ethylphenol

Big juicy Cab with an off putting latex band-aid infused aroma. Band-aids, barnyard, horse stable, antiseptic #4ethylphenol

Nov 14th, 2015