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Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Varieties94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
- 93 Points
DescriptionA commitment to classic Napa Valley style sets Heritance wines apart and deeply roots them in America's most celebrated wine region. The name Heritance is fittingly derived from a combination of 'heritage' and 'inheritance,' signifying the start of a new tradition and the continuation of an enduring legacy. The valley oak pictured on the label, a familiar sight in any Napa landscape, represents the Taub family's deep wine industry roots in California and further reinforces the wines connection with its provenance. The diamond at the base of the tree symbolizes the seed that remains planted for future generations. Under the experienced eye of chief winemaker Tom Hinde, Heritance wines uphold a tradition of elegance. The winery represents the best sites in St. Helena, Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford including Cabernet Sauvignon from the renowned Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard. The grapes for this Cabernet Sauvignon are from 100% Napa Valley vineyards which are all located in the mid-valley sites of Rutherford, Yountville, Oakville and St. Helena. A mix of traditional Cabernet Sauvignon clones are grown, predominantly 337, 4 and 6.
VinificationHand-sorted, desteemed fruit. Select Bordeaux yeast isolates are used for primary fermentation in tank. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel on fermentation lees. Racking every 4 months during 19 months aging before final blending.
ColorDeep ruby color with intense hue.
NoseLayered with dark fruits, blackberry, plum and cassis. Oak is well integrated with hints of vanilla and subtle roasted coffee notes.
PalateLush and firm. The fine integrated tannins display a long finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.1 %pH: 3.62RS: <2 g/lTA: 6.0 g/l
Serving SuggestionsPairs well with grilled red meats (especially steak), hearty stews and hard cheeses.