Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 128419)
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Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is an assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. It is deep ruby in color with very red undertones. The aromas are fresh and fruity showing more red fruit at the beginning, while blackberry fruit emerges as the wine breathes. The wine is beautifully fragrant, round, soft and graceful with a hint of spice, becoming increasingly more complex and complete as it opens up. The palate is smooth with plenty of fresh fruit up front giving way to a full and rich mouthfeel. With good structure and a solid core, it is very well balanced. The tannins are well integrated. The finish lingers as elements of spices, cherry, currant, tar and leather surface one after the other.

Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot.

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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.