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The July 2021 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 7/22/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #309. Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1972

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 91 JG.
"This was the first time I have had the pleasure to drink a bottle of the Napa bottling from Joe Heitz from the 1972 vintage, and given the fair bit of mintiness here on the nose, I am guessing that perhaps this was one of those tail end of the vintage bottlings that might have been stretched with a bit of Martha’s Vineyard. The superb nose offers up a mature and vibrant blend of red and black cherries, Rutherford dust, petroleum jelly, a touch of cherry skin, gentle notes of chipotles and a nice touch of mintiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and à point, with superb complexity, melted tannins, bright acids and excellent grip and focus on the long and suave finish. A beautiful bottle of old school Napa cabernet sauvignon that is still at its zenith. John Gilman, View From the Cellar #58, Aug 2015
Provenance: The Foxy Cellar
Notes: High shoulder, lightly wrinkled capsule, lightly torn, lightly damp stained, lightly faded label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $225

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