Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

9.187 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Off the reserve wine list at Pursuit Wine Bar on H Street for $83.00. Deep and dark ruby red. Layered nose with mushrooms, dark spices, a touch green, herbal, black currants and plums. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Really enjoy the kick of nutmeg on the palate with layers of blackberries, cassis, dark spices, crushed gravel and forest floor. Long finish and well rounded. Very surprised, got better with some air time. Drink till 2023.

Off the reserve wine list at Pursuit Wine Bar on H Street for $83.00. Deep and dark ruby red. Layered nose with mushrooms, dark spices, a touch green, herbal, black currants and plums. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Really enjoy the kick of nutmeg on the palate with layers of blackberries, cassis, dark spices, crushed gravel and forest floor. Long finish and well rounded. Very surprised, got better with some air time. Drink till 2023.

9.2

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

Heitz decided not to make any Martha's Vineyard or Trailside Vineyard designated wines in the 2011. Instead they put those grapes into their Napa Valley Cuvee and the Quality really shows. Gorgeous cassis and herbal eucalyptus notes. This goes to show that great Cabs were still produced in 2011.

Heitz decided not to make any Martha's Vineyard or Trailside Vineyard designated wines in the 2011. Instead they put those grapes into their Napa Valley Cuvee and the Quality really shows. Gorgeous cassis and herbal eucalyptus notes. This goes to show that great Cabs were still produced in 2011.

9.4

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Not their best. It's simply a product of a very cool vintage in Napa. It's soft and smooth but showing baked green bell pepper; which is not typical for Heitz in my experience. It's a drink now and over the next 3-5 years. Soft mid dark and light red fruits, sweet spice, star anise, sweet leather, burnt ambers and very soft sweet minerals & earth. Finishes lean but smooth. Green bell pepper fades after an hour in the decanter. Rating moves up to 8.8 or 8.9 after an hour decant.

Not their best. It's simply a product of a very cool vintage in Napa. It's soft and smooth but showing baked green bell pepper; which is not typical for Heitz in my experience. It's a drink now and over the next 3-5 years. Soft mid dark and light red fruits, sweet spice, star anise, sweet leather, burnt ambers and very soft sweet minerals & earth. Finishes lean but smooth. Green bell pepper fades after an hour in the decanter. Rating moves up to 8.8 or 8.9 after an hour decant.

8.7

Marie Keep Delectable Pro

Director of Fine Wines Skinner

Frrsh and vibrantly fragrant. Meadowy loveliness.

Frrsh and vibrantly fragrant. Meadowy loveliness.

9.0

Manou Chahmirzadi Delectable Pro

Lots of dark deep rich fruit with strong tannins. Needs time but I wanted a treat!!

Lots of dark deep rich fruit with strong tannins. Needs time but I wanted a treat!!

8.9

Eric Crane Delectable Pro

Sommelier & Educator Empire Wine Distributors

2011 Trailside

2011 Trailside

9.5

Jamie McCreary

Shared with Amy Spainhower.

Shared with Amy Spainhower.

9.0

Kelly Ann

Smooth and easy to drink with friends

Smooth and easy to drink with friends

8.8

Hans Reiser

Vegas, a nice restaurant, Farm to Table food with an excellent old style Cabernet Sauvignon priced just right (hard to believe but true)!

Vegas, a nice restaurant, Farm to Table food with an excellent old style Cabernet Sauvignon priced just right (hard to believe but true)!

9.0

Tom Morgan

Lot of folks are down on Napa '11s, but this one came through with some pure red fruit, cocoa, and maybe a titch of something green.

Lot of folks are down on Napa '11s, but this one came through with some pure red fruit, cocoa, and maybe a titch of something green.

8.9

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    San Francisco, CA 94105

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