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2016 Heritage School Vineyards Julie's Creekside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8462127 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$90
Item Sold Amount Date
I8501301 1 $91 Oct 30, 2022
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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...Lush, powerful and voluptuous. Succulent dark cherry, cedar, tobacco and licorice are all pushed forward, helped by soft contours and silky tannins that really allow the wine to be expressive...terrific freshness and detail...Red-toned fruit, tobacco, blood orange and earthy notes add the closing shades of nuance.

PRODUCER

Heritage School Vineyards

Heritage School Vineyards is the former Harris Estate Vineyards, founded by Mike and Treva Harris in 1997. In 2014 Harris Estate Vineyards was acquired by David and Linda Jenkins who renamed it Heritage School Vineyards. The estate focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon, and it employs a winemaking dream team of winemaker Thomas Brown and viticulturalist Josh Clark. Vinous has awarded the estate’s wines scores in the low to mid-90s, and noted that under the new ownership the estate continues to make “bold, ripe, Calistoga Cabernets.”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga

Calistoga AVA is one of Napa Valley’s newer appellations, having been given appellation status in 2010. It is notable for its volcanic soil, which is unusual in the Napa Valley. Calistoga also experiences the greatest average 24-hour temperature swing of any Napa Valley AVAs, which Calistoga grape growers insist give the grapes time to “cool down” at night, making for better balanced wines. The 1,500 Calistoga vineyard acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah, along with smaller amounts of other varietals. Calistoga is at the northern end of Napa Valley, northwest of the Diamond District and St. Helena AVAs. Longtime winemaker Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, which is located in the Calistoga AVA, proposed the creation of the appellation.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.