Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Heitz Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Heitz Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 51851)

PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $42.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Like its siblings, the Heitz Napa Valley bottling is 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. In earlier vintages it has been blended from grapes purchased from two or more vineyards. Henceforth, it will come from Heitz Vineyards located in Rutherford, augmented occasionally by an addition from "Martha's Vineyard," "Bella Oaks Vineyard," or both, depending on the vintage. Although this wine receives three and a half years of American and French oak aging, our Napa Valley Cabernet is vinified to be softer and more approachable when it is released. It has been frequently cited as an outstanding value in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons due to the extra time and care it receives in our cellars.
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About Heitz Wine Cellars:

Heitz Wine Cellars has played a significant role in the history of Napa Valley winemaking since 1961. Founders, Joe and Alice Heitz, produced their first bottle of wine with a commitment to excellence that now spans three generations. Thoday, sibling team, Kathleen Heitz Myers and David Heitz, lead the family business as president and winemaker, producing wines that are recognized worldwide for their purity, balance and proven age-ability. Heitz Cellars is internationally acclaimed for the consistent brilliance of its vineyard-designated Cabernets. When Heitz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was introduced in 1966, it was the first Napa Cabernet with the vineyard-designation on the label.