Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

I understand why the Heitz Napa Cabernet doesn’t score higher upon release. It simply needs 10 years plus in bottle to excel. I usually don’t open these until they have been in bottle ten years. However, this was handy when Sofia wanted a glass with dinner twice this week. So, it needed to be finished after I coravined it. It’s ripe, jammy and lush now. Showing some Welches characteristics this early. Better things ahead. Juicy, somewhat syrupy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plums, black raspberries & juicy strawberries. It’s still primary without much integration. Touch of cherry Luden’s, mid dark spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, lighter clove, vanilla, stones, dark, rich earth, tobacco notes, some graphite, shoe leather, sandstone with bright, red, dark, blue florals with violets over the top. Very good round acidity. The finish is still jammy & not fully balanced, elegant and persisting minutes. Shows promise in fruit, tannins and acidity. Hold another 5-8 years.

I understand why the Heitz Napa Cabernet doesn’t score higher upon release. It simply needs 10 years plus in bottle to excel. I usually don’t open these until they have been in bottle ten years. However, this was handy when Sofia wanted a glass with dinner twice this week. So, it needed to be finished after I coravined it. It’s ripe, jammy and lush now. Showing some Welches characteristics this early. Better things ahead. Juicy, somewhat syrupy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plums, black raspberries & juicy strawberries. It’s still primary without much integration. Touch of cherry Luden’s, mid dark spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, lighter clove, vanilla, stones, dark, rich earth, tobacco notes, some graphite, shoe leather, sandstone with bright, red, dark, blue florals with violets over the top. Very good round acidity. The finish is still jammy & not fully balanced, elegant and persisting minutes. Shows promise in fruit, tannins and acidity. Hold another 5-8 years.

9.0

Tara Anbudaiyan

Delightful red, perfect with dinner.

Delightful red, perfect with dinner.

9.5

Alan Hyde

Terroir, not much fruit.

Terroir, not much fruit.

8.9

Chris Erkel

Lacks concentration that I recall for this Cab. It’s barely a medium bodied Can now.

Lacks concentration that I recall for this Cab. It’s barely a medium bodied Can now.

8.6

Nathan Renfro

Ruby red. Cherries and vanilla on the nose. Lots of ripe fruit - mostly cherry. Sweet and short finish. Fine tannins. I hear it needs more time in bottle to develop.

Ruby red. Cherries and vanilla on the nose. Lots of ripe fruit - mostly cherry. Sweet and short finish. Fine tannins. I hear it needs more time in bottle to develop.

9.0

Patrick Litle

Smooth, refined, very drinkable, aging 5 years is plenty

Smooth, refined, very drinkable, aging 5 years is plenty

9.2

Di Ana

Christmas 2020 cheer

Christmas 2020 cheer

9.0

J Kuo

Improved to 9 next day

Improved to 9 next day

8.9

Timothy

Aunque para mi es un 10...

Aunque para mi es un 10...

9.1

Andrew Olsen

Oh so delightful

Oh so delightful

9.2

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