This holiday season I was invited to experience the 2008 Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon and include the wine in our Holiday 2012 Gift Guide. I really enjoy discovering new wines so it took me less than a second to reply with an enthusiastic “Yes!”.
If you have been following Make Life Special, you know that I love wine and I enjoy serving it with all of my food. I think the only real way to learn about wine is to try it.
Heritance Wine proudly bears a label that says ” 1 Family/ 9 Generations/ 4 Continents”.
Winemaker Bernard Portet has been making wine for decades, continuously drawing upon his family legacy of wine-making excellence through 9 generations and acroos 4 continents. A Napa Valley winemaking icon ( he was a co-founder of the famous Clos du Val Winery) , Bernard is continuing his family tradition with Heritance Winery.
Bernard Portet: Co-founder of Clos du Val winery and now the founder of Heritance Winery
Bernard Portet uses “assemblage” winemaking which has long been his signature style. This means that he blends different lots of wine to craft a finished wine that is greater than the sum of their parts. The Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. I find that I really enjoy wine blends and this wine was outstanding in my book!
Here is their description of this wine:
” A medium-deep to dark ruby hue with some violet overtones is gorgeous in the glass. A gentle swirl releases fragrant black fruit aromas and a beautiful touch of oak that adds pleasant spice and complexity, without hiding the elegant and pleasing structure. This wine is full, round and well-anchored with a classic finish. Although it can age, it is ready to be enjoyed right now.”
I enjoyed this wine very much! I served it with my Rib Eye Peppercorn Steaks and everyone thought this wine was outstanding! My best description of the wine is “Elegant”. I would definitely buy this wine again and would certainly recommend this as a gift for anyone on your list who enjoys wine.
Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon has a SRP of $ 36.00 per bottle.
The Heritance Website will introduce you to other great wines produced by this winery. You can also become a mailing list member. Be sure to check out the Holiday Gift Sets they have available too!
Thanks to Heritance Winery for my sample to review. My opinions are honest. No compensation was received.