One of the most important wines of Napa Valley, Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is like harkening back to the Napa Valley of the 1940’s and 50’s. Before the glitz, before the glamour and pomp of $1000 bottles, there was Heitz. Founder Joe Heitz worked at Beaulieu with Napa pioneer and legend Andre Tchelitscheff before founding his eponymously named winery in 1961. In 1965 Joe Heitz purchased the now iconic Martha’s Vineyard which subsequently became the first wine in Napa to be labeled as a single vineyard. Located in St. Helena, this is Napa Valley Cabernet seen through the prism of Bordeaux; unencumbered by the heavy hand of extended new oak regimes and over extraction. Full of elegance, restraint, and proudly displaying the savory side of Cabernet, these wines rely on natural acidity to age profoundly for decades. The Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard, Trailside Vineyard, Ink Grade Vineyard and Linda Falls, represent the apogee of terroir and varietal character driven Cabernets. Now owned by Arkansas agriculture tycoon Gaylon Lawrence, Jr. and helmed by Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy as President and CEO, this is “Old School” Napa Valley at its very finest.