Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
The grapes are grown on the benches and foothill vineyards in Rutherford AVA. The deep and well-drained soils are primarily gravel, sand, and loam.WINEMAKING
Hand-sorted and fully-destemmed to small closed fermenters. Native and select Bordeaux yeast isolates are used. Put to barrel on fermentation lees for malolactic fermentation.AGING
Malolactic fermentation in barrel, with total 20 months aging, in 75% new French Oak.TASTING NOTES
Deep ruby color. On the nose, intense and brooding aromas with hints of black currant, plum, cedar, dust, and roasted coffee. A complex mid-palate and weighty mouthfeel with vanilla and evolved spice notes. Balanced and refined tannins lead to a lingering finish. Pairs well with grilled red meats, roasts, and hard cheeses.WINEMAKER