Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Heritance - Taub Family Vineyards

APPELLATION

Napa Valley

GRAPE VARIETIES

94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

WINEMAKERS

Tom Hinde

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.62
Alcohol
14.1%

2016

89POINTS

Wine Advocate
OCTOBER 2018
2016

92POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
NOVEMBER 2018
BACKGROUND

The Taub family’s roots in the California wine business date back to the days just following the end of Prohibition. Three generations of Taubs, starting with Martin Taub, have contributed to an illustrious and enterprising legacy in the wine and spirits trade. Heritance is the cornerstone Napa Valley winery from the Taub Family Vineyards.
The name Heritance itself is fittingly derived, from a combination of ‘heritage’ and ‘inheritance’, signifying the start of a new tradition and the continuation of an enduring legacy. Heritance represents selections from the best sites in St. Helena, Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford – including a single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the heritage site Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III. A commitment to classic Napa style, set Heritance wines apart and deeply root them in America’s best known wine region. The valley oak pictured on the label, a familiar part of any Napa landscape, further reinforces the wine’s connection with its provenance.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

The grapes are from 100% Napa Valley vineyards - all located in the core growing sites and mid-valley from key appellations Rutherford, Yountville, Oakville, and St. Helena.

WINEMAKING

Hand-sorted, destemmed fruit. Select Bordeaux yeast isolates are used for primary fermentation in tank. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel on fermentation lees.

AGING

Aging for 18 months in 100% French Oak (60% new) lends vanilla and roasted notes.

TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby color with an intense hue. On the nose, this wine is layered with dark fruits, blackberry, plum, and cassis. Oak is well integrated with hints of vanilla and subtle roasted coffee notes. On the palate, lush and firm. The fine integrated tannins display a long finish. Pairs well with grilled red meats (especially steak), hearty stews and hard cheeses.

WINEMAKER

Tom Hinde

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