Heitz Cellar Chardonnay 2014 75cl

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Country USA
Region California
Size 75cl
ABV 0.135
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2014

This rich, complex Chardonnay from award winning Californian Vineyard Heitz Cellar is surprisingly bright and elegant on the palate with lush flavours of ripened melon and apricot. A creamy texture mid-palate is nicely balanced with refreshing acidity and mineral notes that carry the wine to a long, lovely finish.

"Today, our Chardonnay has a classic, lively fruitiness and richness on the palate that captures the essence of the varietal. E fruit for our Chardonnay comes from various clones and regions within the Napa Valley which results in a delicious dry wine with subtle, intriguing layers. We use oak sparingly to let the flavours and the flintiness from the terroir shine." - Kathleen Heitz Myers, Preside

Country Of Origin: USA
Heitz Cellar was founded by pioneering Napa growers Joe and Alice Heitz in 1961, the estate is now run by daughter Kathleen Heitz-Myers and is in finer fettle than ever before. Joe and Alice helped Heitz grow into cult status and along the way championed the cause of Cabernet grown in the Napa valley. Its flagship has always been the Martha's Vineyard, the first vintage of which was 1966. They are truly the old world of the New World. As well as producing wine from this exemplary plot of vines Heitz also make the fine Bella Oaks and Trailside single vineyard cuvees in addition to a Cabernet blend from the Rutherford part of Napa, as well as some excellent Chardonnay and Zinfandel. Top quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is used which is vinified in steel tanks, aged in large wood barrels for a year, followed by two and a half years in oak barriques. The wine is grown and made in the vineyard and whilst the family employ some of the most up to date technology there is, including satellite-based tracking of each individual vine, this only serves to enhance what nature gives them. Far from being concocted "trophy" wines, these, above all, are designed to be highly drinkable and to give great pleasure. They are classic Napa Cabernets of great pedigree and sophistication.The Napa Valley is arguably Americas most important wine growing region, home to the likes of Dominus, Heitz, Cain Cellars and Opus One. Bordeaux varietals are key in this 40 mile long North-South valley that stretches from the San Francisco Bay up towards Calistoga and the sheer variety of different climates and vineyard sites is as bewildering as the sheer variety of styles of wine produced. At their best these can be some of the most opulent examples of Cabernet Sauvignon in the world - truly great wines with distinctly long cellaring potentials, but more youthful approachability than their European counterparts.
Country Of Origin: USA

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