Red

1997 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Bella Oaks

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
Drink between 2005 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • ACR16719 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    November 29, 2015 - The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. There is moderate sediment in the bottle. The body is full. The wine has satin-like texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has low acidity.
    One of the best wines I have had this season. Loved it!

  • Jonathan T wrote: (92 points)

    November 26, 2015 - I always have a soft spot for Heitz, as the '97 Heitz Trailside was my epiphany wine. This particular bottle was a gift to my dad, who should have drank it by now, but it was sitting in his $99 wine cooler all these years. Opened on thanksgiving. Cellaring was not perfect, but the wine has still held up great. It's definitely entering into its secondary life, and as I expected, it is still silky, subtle and beautiful. It's not going to blow anyone away, but it was perfect at the end of the night, on its own, without food but with great conversation.

  • AccaDacca Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 19, 2015 - Nicely aged, integrated cab. Tannins a bit soft, fruit still plentiful with medium length finish. Would say has peaked, but will remain interesting for a while.

  • Thirsty1 Likes this wine:

    June 7, 2015 - This wine is doing really well, but not improving any more. Red brick, dried red berry fruit, earth and a hint of mustiness that quickly dissipated. Great balance, all there. Long finish. Enjoy now.

  • Wine_lvr wrote: (92 points)

    September 18, 2014 - Heitz, Heitz, Heitz and Heitz: Tasting note to follow

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Heitz Cellar
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bella Oaks
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Rutherford
  • UPC Code 098803019725

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 416 (51%)
  • Consumed 397 (49%)

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