This wine is an assemblage of Sauvignon Blanc and Roussanne. It has typical Sauvignon Blanc varietal aromas - good citrus notes with just a hint of ripe grapefruit. The palate has tropical flavors, with passion fruit and guava undertones. The mouthfeel is fresh and round displaying pleasant acidity without angularity. This can be attributed to the Roussanne which softens the inherent acidity in the Sauvignon Blanc while imparting richness to the final blend, important in this cooler year. The wine is smooth and well balanced with great complexity and a long finish.
The 2010 Heritance Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley is an assemblage of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. This is a classic wine with a beautiful, spun-gold hue, highlighted with tinges of lime green. The nose features a refreshing fruity combination of fresh berry with a touch of tropical and fig fragrances. This is a well-centered wine, that is round across the palate, fleshy and attractive, yet elegant with a long finish.
This wine is an assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. It is deep ruby in color with very red undertones. The aromas are fresh and fruity. Red fruit at the beginning, while blackberry fruit emerges as the wine breathes. The wine is fragrant, round, soft and graceful with a hint of spice, becoming increasingly more complex as it opens up. The palate is smooth with plenty of fresh fruit giving way to a full and rich mouthfeel. The tannins are well integrated. The finish lingers as elements of spices, cherry, currant, tar and leather surface one after the other.
The 2008 Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is an assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 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.
The 2011 Heritance Pinot Noir is brilliant deep ruby in color. Intense fruity aromas of red fruit and cherry with a hint of spices and good underlying wood tannins. Powerful in the mouth, it is rich and generous, smooth with a good underlying structure, some white spices, a hint of mint/laurel and undergrowth and a good long finish. Typical of the cool climate in the Carneros region. Good to enjoy now but will benefit from further bottle aging for 2-3 years.
The 2010 Ñandú Malbec is medium deep with a vibrant ruby color. It has very fresh and complex fruity aromas of plum, cranberry, blueberry, followed by blackberry, with a touch of cedar. Round, supple, and very well centered. Rich and generous, it opens up in the middle. Well structured, fresh and lively. This wine is well anchored with soft tannins and a long briary and black fruit finish.