2011 Napa Valley (Heimark Vineyard) Cabernet Sauvignon
92 Pts, Editors' Choice: 2014 Wine Enthusiast; Gold Medal: 2013 Cabernet Shootout; Top-notch Napa Cabernet from one of Napa's best vineyards.
The wine just screams out of the glass, with plump aromatics of blueberry jam, cloves, graphite, and licorice. This translates seamlessly to the palate, with the lush richness and complexity that this vineyard is famous for. The flavors flesh out beautifully, with pure blueberry essence at the midpalate and controlled tannins in the background, leaving you wanting more and more with a radiant, powerful finish. Delicious, seductive wine.
Style: Full, Bold
Flavors: Blueberry, Graphite, Licorice, Tannins
Located 1,400 feet up in Dutch Henry Canyon, upstream from Three Palms Vineyard (and just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Howell Mountain), Heimark rests on a giant alluvial fan with perfectly situated southern exposure. This dirt seriously rocks. Google “Heimark Vineyard” and check out the $125+ cult producers who source from this vineyard with consistent 94-96+ point Parker scores (every year since 2003). The wine sees 60% new French oak.