When given the opportunity to create a wine that celebrates a significant anniversary, it only seems proper to have that wine be equally as impressive. And this one is!
Earlier this year, members of Heinen’s wine team met with the winemakers and owners of the beautiful Hindsight Vineyards. The singular mission of this visit was to blend the perfect Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to commemorate Heinen’s 90th Anniversary. Located at the northern end of the Napa Valley in Calistoga, Hindsight’s estate Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are lauded for producing intensely-flavored and ripe grapes that translate to Hindsight’s reputation for brawny and dense wines. In short, they were exactly the partners who would help us make the wine we knew would appropriately commemorate 90 great years.
We tasted various lots of Cabernet Sauvignon from Hindsight’s estate vineyards, along with single-vineyard wines from such esteemed Napa Valley sites as Diamond Mountain, Rutherford and Howell Mountain. The “problem” that we encountered was that they were all uniquely delicious, and we had to decide on exactly which of those components would best capture the dynamic wine we were looking to create.
Guided by the winemaking team of Hindsight, we finally zeroed in on a blend that when tasted, our team knew instantly that this was the wine that only a few moments before, existed only in our dreams. Led by dynamic ripeness from Hindsight’s Calistoga estate vineyards and augmented by a healthy dose of structure provided by Howell Mountain grapes, this wonderful wine truly captures the essence of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Jammy red and black fruit notes leap from the glass and caress the palate with silky tannins and a dash of spice from French Oak barrel aging. While delicious now, this extraordinary value will gain complexity in the cellar for up to a decade–if you can wait that long!
We hope that you enjoy this special wine as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. Cheers!