Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (750 ml)

  • JS: 94
  • WE: 92
  • RP: 91

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Heitz Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a bold and powerful wine that showcases the classic Heitz style. Sourced mainly from the Only One Vineyard and the Spring Valley Vineyard in St. Helena, this wine is an exceptional entry point to the Heitz Cellar wine experience. Crafted to be enjoyed upon release, this wine is aged in a small percentage of new oak, allowing the fruit to be the star of the show.

On the nose, this wine expresses beautiful aromas of blackberry, accented with spiced notes of nutmeg. The palate is equally impressive, with a luscious weight and texture that is perfectly balanced by a racy edge of acidity. The wine is both powerful and elegant, with a wonderful aging potential that is sure to delight wine enthusiasts for years to come.

Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a true expression of the Heitz winemaking philosophy. It is a wine that embodies the unique terroir of the Napa Valley and showcases the meticulous attention to detail that goes into every bottle of Heitz Cellar wine. This wine is an excellent choice for those who appreciate the beauty and complexity of a well-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy it with a fine meal or savor it on its own for a truly special wine experience.

Critic Ratings

James Suckling Review - Rated 94:
A pure, balanced and fresh Napa cabernet that is not just showing heady concentration and dark fruit. Here you get some violets, nimble flowers, redcurrants, graphite and fine spices. Some oranges, too. Fragrant and nuanced. Medium to full body with tight yet refined tannins. Rather linear, tense and elegant, but lacking neither power nor definition. Better to give it a few years to deliver more complexity.

Wine Enthusiast Review - Rated 92:
Deep black-currant and blackberry flavors come with a warm, rounded texture bolstered by fine-grained tannins in this concentrated and mouth-filling wine. Hints of mint and dark chocolate enhance the aroma and continue through the finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 91:
Heitz's regular 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon features a slightly minty-eucalyptus edge, cherries and a hint of leather. Medium-bodied and concentrated, this is silky and fine, finishing a bit tart. Personally, I'd prefer to see more mid-palate richness, but that's not the style being pursued here.
Winery Heitz Cellar
Country United States
Region Napa ValleyCalifornia
Year 2018
Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 ML
ABV 14.5%
Wine Style Red Wine


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