An exploration of wine

115. Heitz Cellar, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 1995

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Book 1 Wine 115

£19; 13.5%

Writing a bit from memory (because getting the label off was evidently a challenge!): a classic Californian Napa Cab – the 4 Americans I was drinking it with all said “a taste of home” without prompting. Vanilla-oak aromas over rich blackcurrant, intense nose. Deep colour, and thickness to the velvety texture. Quite full, with a little tannin, but not particularly acidic. I remember thinking “nice, but a bit forward for my taste”. Much MUCH better than the following “dusty-tasting” Faustino VII!!

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