2012 Heitz Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $49.99 (K&L)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon

Soft-knit, warmly rich Cabernet that reminded me a bit of the old-time Silver Oak Cabernets before Silver Oak over-expanded. Coats the mouth nicely with ripe Cabernet fruit - dark berries, dark currants, dark plums - along with some spicy oak and violet floral nuances. Easy to like though it lacks the structural backbone that could elevate its rating. Absolutely ready to drink at age 5; I wouldn't hold this one for the long term. - HK 2017-10-23


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