A reserve Bordeaux-style blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 4% Syrah & 3% Petit Verdot. This prestige cuvee was aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months, gaining in textural richness as well as aroma & flavor complexity.
* 2010 Estate Reserve BDX – 93 Points, Beverage Testing Institute
* 2010 Estate Reserve BDX – “Best of Category”, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
* 2010 Estate Reserve BDX - Highest scoring wine from New Jersey in the “Judgment of Princeton”, held at Princeton University on Friday, June 8, 2012.
The 2011 vintage BDX continues to be our most premium red blend, which honors the grapes and traditions of Bordeaux, France. Though the near perfect 2010 vintage was a tough act to follow, the 2011 vintage continues to show the best of what Heritage has to offer. The 2011 vintage is also a more “price friendly” option compared to the 2010 vintage. Selected lots of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec were aged 16 months in French oak barrels (60% new) and blended to create this rich and generous offering. Tasting notes: deep red-black robe; aromas of black currants, mocha toffee, toasted pistachios, graham cracker, allspice and munstead lavender; flavors of black cherry and currant jam, almond brittle and chocolate latté with hints of cedar shavings, baking spices and a subtle maritime briny character. This wine offers a deliciously expressive, multi-dimensional finish framed by richly perfumed toasty oak flavoring and ripe, mellow tannins.
Blend: 40% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec
Limited Production: 312 cases
The H’ville Slope Syrah block produces ripe, flavorful fruit that went through cold soak, fermentation & a long maceration to extract optimum color & flavors. Selected lots were then aged 18 months in new French oak barrels, gaining in textural richness as well as aroma & flavor complexity. Tasting notes: dark burgundy color; aromas of raspberry, blackberry cola & mocha chocolate; flavors of baked raspberry tart, creamy toasted oak, grill smoke & spice notes of white pepper, allspice & cocoa powder; richly textured, palate-coating finish with ripe tannins & beautiful balance. 89 points – Beverage Testing Institute
Aromas of ripe peach, tangerine and vanilla bean; flavors of ripe Bosc pear, vanilla custard, citrus crème brulée & toasted hazelnuts. This wine shows balance, elegance and a hint of freshly ground nutmeg on a creamy, smooth, graceful finish. Aged for 6 months in 25% new French oak.
Dark red-black in color; aromas of cherry, cocoa powder & licorice with hints of herbs & campfire ash. Flavors of vanilla-tinged raspberry torte, white pepper & fine tobacco leaf. Full bodied & ripe textured; aged 14 months in a mix of French & American oak.
Aged 14 months in French & American oak. Aromas of black cherry & creamy vanilla with hints of ground pepper and nutmeg. Subtle flavors of strawberry jam, bay leaf & baking spices; well-balanced, with food friendly acidity and ripe, persistent tannins.
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bright garnet color; aromas of black currants, dark cherry, mulberry, roasted walnuts & hewn mahogany; flavors of black currant jam, creamy toasted oak & Provencal herbs. A rich, lingering finish echoes the ripe, palate-pleasing fruit, and soft herbal notes.
Aromas of plums, cranberry and black olive tapenade; flavors of plum-cranberry compote, toasted cashews and ferrous earth minerals. Plump & generous with a bold flavor profile that leads to a characteristic smooth and velvety finish.
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc vines planted on the south-facing H’ville Slope are showing great potential and beginning to produce exceptional wines. Most of this wine was fermented in stainless steel tank and aged on its fine yeast lees, while a small portion (10%) was barrel fermented to add creamy, mellow, toasty notes to the blend. Tasting notes: lime-tinged straw color; aromas of lemon grass, lime zest and gooseberry with hints of lychee and star fruits; flavors of creamy key lime pie and gooseberry custard tart with herbal notes of verbena and lemon balm. The wine offers bold and bright fruit with tingly, food-friendly acidity followed by an elegant & persistent finish.
The following estate grown wines are produced in limited quantities and are only available for a short period of time.
2011 Cabernet Franc
Aged in French & American oak barrels for 14 months. Glistening red burgundy color; aromas of red Bing cherry and subtle herbal notes. Flavors of red cherry fruit, roasted sweet redbeets with hints of black olive brine, ferrous minerals & exotic spices (allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg). Ripe and supple tannins lead to a velvety, generous finish.
Aromas of blueberry & plum fruit, along with notes of violets and rose petals. Flavors of blueberry-cranberry compote and a delicate maritime briny character. The deft balance between acidity and ripe tannins extends the dark fruit notes into a concentrated, finely-honed finish. Aged for 14 months in French oak.
Two intriguing wines that highlight the fine art of blending. A hybrid style between traditional French and modern American winemaking, structured and balanced with plenty of fruit.
A bright and vibrant non-vintage blend of 74% Chardonnay, 16% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Chenin Blanc, 2% Pinot Gris & 2% Albarino. Aromas of citrus, melon & ripe pineapple; flavors of ripe apple, lemon custard & freshly baked sugar cookies; beautifully balanced acidity focuses a long, rich finish.
A smooth and intriguing non-vintage blend of Syrah, Merlot, Chambourcin, Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon. Dense red-purple color; aromas of ripe, dark berry fruit and toasty oak; flavors of raspberry and cherry with hints of dark chocolate, suede leather and baked croissant; gently tannic finish shows notes of cedar and aromatic herbs while echoing the ripe fruit.
2011 Dry Rose
A dry rosé produced from a blend of 32% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 9% Syrah, 7% Pinot Noir, & 4% Grenache. Aromas of bright strawberry & cherry fruit. Flavors of ruby red grapefruit & lemon zest with hints of herbal tea & herbaceous notes. This dry rosé is for those that prefer a brighter more acid driven style.
2012 Dry Rose
A dry rosé produced from a blend of 46% Grenache, 22% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 10% Syrah & 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of rose pedals & strawberries. Offering a soft citrus character of cherry cream. This dry rosé is for those that prefer a softer acid profile.