Red

1997 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Bella Oaks

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Rutherford
Drink between 2004 - 2012
CT90.4 55 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • Labrador wrote: (88 points)

    May 5, 2014 - Opened my last bottle with with Tommy O and our wives on Pauley's Island. Served with a simple dinner of salad, steak and key lime pie. An initial funkiness on the nose, but it blew off quickly. Red brick color that was beautiful when the glass was held up to the setting sun. Pleasant violet and eucalyptus on the nose and that great dust from the Napa Valley floor. Red fruit (currant and raspberry) with noticeable chewy tannins in the beginning. It really smoothed out after about 15-20 minutes and had a wonderfully expressive finish of 20+ seconds.
    Sadly, within 90 minutes, it became a bit austere and thinner on the finish. That said, I wish I had more.

  • tuccipa wrote: (94 points)

    April 11, 2014 - Great drink. Tons of fruit and balanced.

  • JS1056 wrote: (92 points)

    September 14, 2013 - Very nice. Everything is in balance. Tobacco, cedar, currant with a hint of dark fruit.

  • no leashes wrote: (89 points)

    June 7, 2013 - Currant, anise, plum, red fruit flavors, medium bodied, very tasty. Probably a tad beyond peak, but still drinking very nicely.

  • dase13 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 25, 2012 - Dark red, ruby color. Scents of ripe red fruit and a hint of herbalness. Tasted very smooth with red fruit and well integrated tannins.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 395 (53%)
  • Consumed 344 (46%)

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