Heitz Wine Cellars St Helena
One of the original benchmark producers of premium Napa reds, particularly the great Martha’s Vineyard Cabernets. Quality has been up and down during the 1980s and 1990s but the wines are now sounder and they seem generally to be improving. The Bella Oaks and Trailside bottlings are a touch lighter than Martha’s Vineyard but impressive nevertheless. Chardonnay is in a tighter style than some of its neighbours and is only lightly oaked. There are a total of 142 ha (350 acres) of estate vineyards spread throughout Napa and as well as Cabernet and Chardonnay some Grignolino and Zinfandel are produced. (DM)
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