Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Heitz Cellars

Heitz Cellars

Joe and Alice Heitz founded Heitz cellars in 1961 after they purchased land along the St Helena highway in Napa Valley. Their business quickly outgrew the original property and so they expanded and purchased the current 160-acre site. This site was previously a winery and vineyard in operation in the 1880s. Joe and Alice remained dedicated to creating the finest quality wine and the Heitz cellars grew a further 350 acres.

Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet 2000

A distinctive cherry aroma with a fresh mint scent defines this unique Heitz vintage. It has a silky depth and a delicate balanced structure. This vintage is a unique blend that can be enjoyed young or with a little age.

Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet 1999

The 99 cabernet is a stunning vintage with a resplendent aromatic flavor. The ripe berry and plum essence is off set by a subtle mint taste. The vintage is rich full and smooth on the palate with a lingering sensation. This deeply dark wine leaves a long and lasting impression.

Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet 1998

A definitive mint aroma that blends well with the ripe and rich briary flavor announces this vintage. A bright effervescent tone and a soft lingering finish define the bottle. This is a complex year with a moderate impact on the palate. An exquisitely fine light tasting wine.

Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet 1997

This is commemorative bottle produced 3 times since its first vintage year in 1974. It is a simple divine wine with a multi-layered abundance of fresh fruit flavors and a strong lasting aroma. The scent whilst young is delicate and subtle but with maturity it presents a grace and elegance. The sweet flavors of ripe cherry and traditional mint combine to leave a lasting effect on the senses.

Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet 1996

This vintage was the first produced after phyloxera closed the vineyard down. The 96 vintage is the result of the replanting. This vintage has a rich dark earthly tone and a traditional Martha’s Vineyard flavor and aroma. The strong ripe cherry is complemented by the fresh mint flavor. This is a well-balanced enticing cabernet with a long finish.

Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2001

The 2001 bottle is a graceful ripe vintage from the Napa Valley estate. This bottle is a highly concentrated and classically flavored Heitz special. With the rich and ripe flavor of black fruit and underlying oak this vintage has a full texture and a distinctive bright coloring. A complex wine with the strong bouquet of cassis and blackcurrant.

Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2000

The 2000 Napa Valley vintage is a classic soft wine with a strong yet elegant full flavor. Ripe tannins and oak balance the rich fruit flavor. A silky texture on the palate and lasting taste define this Heitz cabernet. Rich and full bodied this vintage is age worthy and will leave a lasting impression.

Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999

This year’s Napa Valley vintage is a strong delightful wine with a deep spicy bouquet and a distinctive richness in flavor and texture. A superb depth gives this wine a long lasting age worthy complexity. Rich in the full flavors of traditional varietal black fruits with solid tannins to give it significant longevity. A bright vibrant shine and exquisite taste complete the 1999 vintage.

Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1998

This bottle has a rich fruit aroma thick with the sensual fragrance of ripe boysenberries and plums. A subtle note of oak and spice off set the fruit aromas beautifully with a strong finish to complete this complex vintage.

Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1997

1997 produced an outstanding Napa Valley vintage and this Heitz cabernet is no exception. A rich balance of ripe fruit flavors with soft silk texture. This bottle is a lovely youthful wine with balance and depth that will stand the test of time and age gracefully.