Wine Cellars of Annapolis

December Wines of the Month Heitz Cellars!

December 2, 2019

Family owned since its founding in 1961, Heitz Cellar’s legacy runs as deep as the roots throughout the Napa Valley; a winery legend that has helped shape the history of Napa Valley winemaking. In the late 1950’s, pioneering vintner Joe Heitz ushered in Napa’s modern era with his iconic, globally celebrated wines. Fifty-eight years of the Heitz family’s dedication to viticulture, stewardship, and classic winemaking, maintained the winery’s notoriety as a benchmark amongst its peers in California and Europe. In 2018, Heitz Cellar entered an exciting new chapter as this rich legacy was passed into the hands of the Lawrence family, whose deep roots in agriculture and commitment to the same core values of fine winemaking made it a perfect match. Heitz is a leader in agricultural stewardship as 100% of our vineyards are grown certified CCOF organic, with a move towards biodynamic farming in the near future.

 

2016 Heitz Cellar Chardonnay
Napa Valley, California
The nose begins with hints of Meyer lemon, pineapple, and freshly baked sweet apple tarts. The fresh fruit aroma is complemented by subtle notes of toasted hazelnut, honey suckle, and white floral characteristics. Its fresh, bright acidity pleases the palate while balanced by a smooth richness. The rich, ripe fruit character from the warmer Rutherford vineyard combined with the crisp, light acid in the grapes from the cooler Oak Knoll vineyard is what makes the Chardonnay unique. The new French oak gives the wine vanilla and baking spice flavor without overpowering the varietal flavor.
Regular Price $39.99 per bottle, $479.88 per case
Sale Price $26.99 per bottle, $323.88 per case

2014 Heitz Cellar Ink Grade Vineyard Zinfandel
Napa Valley, California
This wine hails from the Ink Grade Vineyard, high upon Howell Mountain where the flavor of mountainside grown fruit noticeably stands out. Notes of red cherry, tart plum, ripe raspberries and cassis are complemented by a toasted marshmallow and a hint of vanilla from the oak barrel aging. True to the Heitz style, the Zinfandel is crafted with finesse, lending balance to the refreshing acidity and silky structure that makes this wine a perfect food pairing choice.
Regular Price $39.99 per bottle, $479.88 per case
Sale Price $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case

2014 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California
Brilliant bright purple and ruby hues. On the nose, notes of black cherry, blackberries, ripe raspberry, and tart plum are complemented by savory herbal notes and a gentle vanilla lift from oak aging. A perfect representation of what a Napa Valley Cabernet should and can be. Its bright and inviting aroma matched by smooth tannins and a refreshing, yet lingering finish, compels you to go back for another sip.
Regular Price $74.99 per bottle, $899.88 per case
Sale Price $59.99 per bottle, $719.88 per case

 

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