2016 Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa ValleyCalifornia, USA
The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced primarily from two vineyards in St. Helena: the Only One Vineyard and the Spring Valley Vineyard. While this wine can age for decades, it is intended to be an exceptional entry point into the classic Heitz style and hints at what can be experienced with their single vineyard wines. To craft a wine that can be enjoyed upon release, they farm these blocks to be harvested earlier in the year and age the wines in a very small percentage of new oak.
The Palate of the Napa Valley Cabernet has always been reference point for the freshness and elegance that pure Cabernet Sauvignon is capable of achieving in the new world. The 2016 is no different. This cuvee continues to be the entry point for classically produced Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley. Bright and fresh red fruits are showing vibrantly in the 2016 and will continue to for years to come.