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2009 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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6/6/2014 - gbanks wrote: 90 points

I drank this a while ago (perhaps a year, but I forgot to delete it from inventory.) But from memory: whereas many Italian grignolinos can be a touch watery (though they make a very fine food wine), Heitz made something here that's a little more fruit-forward and obvious, but without losing the balance of good acidity that makes this so easy to drink. This makes sense, as obviously CA is a warmer climate than the Piedmont. This kind of pushes the grape from, say, poulsard-like to cru beujolais-like, with a bit more (soft) tannin to keep the flavors on your tongue for longer. It's also a degree or so hotter than most Italian gringo. A very good, unquestionably American rendition of an unduly hard-to-find Italian classic.

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2009 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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6/5/2014 - jadi wrote: NR

A bit toi bonbon for my taste

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Rosť

2013 Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé

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5/27/2014 - wequedad Likes this wine: 88 points

Read Jon Bonne's Rose piece and decided to try one when stocking-up at the State Store.

It was nice, but not exceptional. Has lots of meat for a Rose and nice tastes of peach skin and honeysuckle. It did improve as it warmed from the fridge.

But, it is missing the acid backbone I get from Bandol or Tavel or Bedrock, A-R or Scherrer.

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Red

2009 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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5/16/2014 - JWG wrote: NR

Can't beat my comments on last two tastings of this wine. A winner in the grignolino world, and especially since it is from the U.S. and not Italy.

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2010 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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5/10/2014 - Rich S Likes this wine: 91 points

Pale, light ruby color. On the nose, this could almost pass for a cross between brachetto, pinot and a white wine. Really strong floral notes with lots of bright red fruit (raspberry and bing cherry). Similar flavors on the palate with slightly candied red fruit flavors and red licorice. Light bodied with low tannin but high acidity keeps this wine really fresh and light............and delicious. Would absolutely rebuy.

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2012 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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4/20/2014 - hiker_guy Likes this wine: NR

very interesting wine. Light in color. Nose was very interesting. People kept saying hoppy beer like aromas. I thought Italian wine. Complex and interesting nose. The flavors were interesting as well with lite but complex red fruit the intermingled with earthy flavors in a quite pleasant and unique way. Very good wresting wine.
Would buy.

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Red

2010 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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4/19/2014 - SF Angela Likes this wine: 92 points

Smells like a white & drinks like a pinot. Amazing with salmon. This wine is AWESOME.

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2012 Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé

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4/2/2014 - Bodes Likes this wine: 88 points

Good nose with some complexity and plenty of fruit. Nice acidity. Ready to drink now.

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Red - Fortified

1997 Heitz Cellar Grignolino Port

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3/20/2014 - lvjohn Likes this wine: 90 points

What a surprise! This bottle was part of an auction lot of dessert wines and the storage of the bottles was quite uncertain. The cork was as dry as dust when I attempted to extract it with a cork screw. An Ah So did the trick. The wine smelled and tasted very nice. It was a bit one dimensional and quite sweet, but none the less, very drinkable. Nice fruit with dark fruit and a bit of raspberry notes. There were lots of solids (not to mention cork debris) that we filtered before drinking.

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2011 Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé

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3/8/2014 - WineCenturyAZ Likes this wine: 88 points

Beautiful watermelon color in the glass with clear edges, earthy aromatic nose with cranberry and red fruits, bone dry palate tart raspberry and earth

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2012 Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé

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1/27/2014 - jfarley3 wrote: 81 points

Has died a quick death. The vibrant fruit is gone and now it only has alcohol and a bit of sugar. Move on yo the next vintage.

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Red

2010 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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11/28/2013 - europat55 wrote: 88 points

My first experience with this grape... interesting wine. Feels like an Italian Nebbiolo.

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Red

2009 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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11/7/2013 - jmsturley Likes this wine: NR

fruity, light; great party wine (particularly summer/fall)

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Red

2010 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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10/30/2013 - jfarley3 wrote: 89 points

Very good for what it is- a perfect pairing for food. Very acidic. Had with red sauce and meatballs and melded beautifully. Alone is a nice sipping wine, but truly shines as a compliment to many foods. Notes of bright red berries, a hint of cassis and a finish with that zesty acidity.

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Red

2010 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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8/31/2013 - silbakor wrote: NR

Like crisp, fruity, bright acidic white wine, but red! Wonderful summer stuff.

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Red

2010 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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6/8/2013 - JRagsdale Likes this wine: 88 points

Very refreshing. Heavy notes of strawberries. I would serve this with the same dishes as a pinot noir.

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2011 Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé

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8/22/2013 - Captaincorey wrote: 85 points

Pretty good rosé - darker in color and fuller in body than most but not particularly aromatic or fruity. Would have liked a bigger nose. Good levels of acidity and nice and dry.

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Red

2009 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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7/18/2013 - Jason Rzutkiewicz wrote: 87 points

(13.8%) Fresh, snappy and crunchy on entry. Loaded with strawberries and true to its roots showing some notes of Italian rusticity. A light, vibrant wine well suited for your summer dinner time table. I didn't chill but many do.

Bought Because: After trying the rosé I had to give this one a go

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2010 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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7/5/2013 - jpasmore wrote: 87 points

Good summer wine - richer flavor than most Roses -- solid choice

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2012 Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé

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7/3/2013 - AccaDacca Likes this wine: 90 points

Super crisp, fruity rose on a hot summer day. Splendid, strawberry fruit with nice acidity.

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Red

2010 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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4/6/2012 - JerrusR wrote: 89 points

I don't understand why folks on cellar tracker are calling this wine a Rose because it's not! It is a red grape variety indigenous to Asti, a DOC from piedmont commonly used to blend (on the back end of Nebbiolo). This wine is floral on the nose, with typical dried fruit characteristics. Also, it has a deceptively long finish although a light wine. I like this wine and an amazing value from California.

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2012 Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé

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6/29/2013 - bzell Likes this wine: 89 points

Really good rose with nice aromas of strawberries and flowers on the nose. In the mouth good acidity with subtle tastes of strawberries and peaches. I was not familiar with this varietal before but it makes a good rose.

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2012 Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé

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6/19/2013 - jfarley3 wrote: 90 points

Very good rose with strawberry, dried cherry and a hint of watermelon. Very crisp and zippy on finish. Comparable to a Provençal rose.

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Red

2010 Heitz Cellar Grignolino

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5/4/2013 - namja307 wrote: 86 points

I got the strawberry notes. It was a light, summer type of red. Definitely interesting to try a grignolino but this is not a show-stopper. Nice, if you want to try something new or you like light reds.

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2011 Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé

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6/8/2013 - jpasmore wrote: 88 points

Am not a big Rosé drinker at all, but this is certainly a good highly drinkable wine; not really sure what a great Rosé would be as it seems like a casual type of iteration - good wine, pretty robust flavor, not sweet or bitter..

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