Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 123168)
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Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is an assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A medium-deep to dark ruby hue with some violet overtones is gorgeous in the glass. A gentle swirl releases fragrant black fruit aromas and a beautiful touch of oak that adds pleasant spice and complexity, without hiding the elegant and pleasing structure. This wine is full, round and well-anchored with a classic finish. Although it can age, it is ready to be enjoyed right now.

Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot

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About Heritance:

Born in Cognac, France and mentored by his father, a régisseur (technical director) at Château Lafite, it would have been have been easy for Bernard Portet to continue his family’s wine tradition in France. Instead, the ninth generation French vintner studied viticulture and enology in Toulouse and Montpellier and then, upon graduation, set out to explore wine regions around the world.

Today, Bernard Portet brings us the wines of Heritance where he continues to make wine using his signature assemblage style. His goal is simple: blend wines from different varieties and terroirs to create finished wines greater than the sum of their parts. It is a style that creates uniquely distinctive wines, which showcase Bernard’s extensive Napa Valley experience.