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Heimark VineyardCabernet Sauvignon 2016
We are excited to be the sole partner offering this inaugural vintage of Heimark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, thanks to their winemaker Francoise Peschon and the Heimarks. This is just the kind of new winery I love partnering with when it comes to great Cabernet Sauvignon because while the winery is new, the Heimarks have been growing Cabernet Sauvignon from their estate vineyard for over 20 years, selling fruit to a few select wineries that have become some of the best wines from Napa Valley. Wines made primarily from their grapes have received multiple 100-point ratings. This grower vineyard began in 1997, when the vineyard development was placed in the highly skilled hands of vineyard manager Michael Wolf (of VHR, Scarecrow fame), viticulturist Mary Hall Maher (Etude and Harlan Estate) and winemaker Tony Soter (Soter Vineyards). Fourteen acres were identified for Cabernet Sauvignon and one acre for Petit Verdot. This 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon straight out of the bottle is gorgeous but with even an hour after opening, really starts showing its full potential. Rich flavors of black cherries, chocolate, and savory notes are supported by the wine’s classical structure, resulting in an expressive, inviting wine with great depth and lift. The lengthy finish adds seductive notes of blackberry and cocoa powder. This is one of the best wines we have tasted in the last few months. 220 cases produced.
- AppellationNapa Valley