Heitz has been producing incredible Cabernet Sauvignon from this legendary vineyard since 1989. 30 years in, the wine just keeps better. Only the best blocks are selected for this vineyard designate. Exciting aromatics of blackberry, raspberry, cassis and briary notes! Nuances of vanilla, nuttiness and spice on the finish. Excellent!
From a Rutherford site, this 100% varietal, estate wine is aged similarly to the producer's fine Martha's Vineyard bottling, given plenty of time in new and neutral oak as well as in bottle. Beguiling spice and a warmth of red fruit provide tangy freshness around lengthy layers of salty oak, iron and baked plum. VIRGINIE BOONE
Juicy, with an engaging mix of red currant, blood orange and raspberry coulis fruit, laced with rooibos tea, mineral, sassafras and mineral notes. Ripe and tightly focused, showing a racy edge that imparts nice lift from start to finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,086 cases made. — JM