2019 Heimark Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley – AG97

2019 Heimark Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley – AG97



Long anticipated!  This last Fall there wasn’t a week I did not receive inquiries regarding the release of the 2019 Heimark Cabernet Sauvignon from those of you with previous purchase history.  We have been fortunate to receive allocations since the debut 2016 vintage.  And yes!  Opened today at Noon and now four hours later, I can attest to your reasoning and urgency to purchase the 2019!  This new vintage of Heimark might be a little shy now, but one big sultry and seductive, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon KISS is promised with a few more years of cellaring!

Same price as the 2018 at $165 a bottle.  Order a three pack at $159.95 a bottle ($474.85).  

97 POINTSAntonio Galloni, Vinous “The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as quite closed following its bottling a few months ago. This feels a bit lighter than the 2018, Some of that may be attributable to the year, or perhaps a shift to one of the blocks on the property with Clone 337 Cabernet, which often yields wines with red/purplish fruit character and pronounced floral nuances. That’s not a bad thing though, as the 2019 is an especially refined, understated wine. I imagine it will come alive beautifully with a few years in bottle. My most recent tasting suggest that is already starting to happen. The 2019 is a total stunner!” (Jan 2022)

“The aromatics of the 2019 Heimark Cabernet Sauvignon are slow to unfold. Yet after some time in the glass, notes of anise, clove, wild thyme, and dusty dried sage emerge, giving way to a strong vein of minerality that, in turn, ushers in dark, brooding aromas of blackberry and mulberry. On the palate, inky black fruit with beads of bright acidity draws you in, and the tannins, so refined, melt away quietly. This vintage is, at its core, balanced and without any sharp edges, a wine of quiet confidence, of pure elegance and poise. The acidity fits meticulously within the frame of the wine, each moment leading effortlessly into the next, each sip revealing another layer of its sophisticated and graceful personality. The pedigree of this site is apparent, and even in its youth, it is clear that the 2019 Heimark is an instant classic The wine is delicious now with decanting and is beautifully proportioned to reward aging for ten to twenty years.” – Winery notes.

2019 VINTAGE INFORMATION Harvest Date: September 24-30, 2019 Release Date: November 3, 2022 Sourcing: Heimark Family Vineyard Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol: 14.8% Wine Produced: 563 cases.


  • The Vineyard – located at about 1100’ in the eastern hills of Calistoga.  In 1997, the vineyard development was lead by vineyard manager Michael Wolf, viticulturist Mary Hall Maher (Etude and Harlan Estate) and winemaker Tony Soter (Soter Vineyards).   Michael Wolf continues to manage the vineyard.  He came to Napa Valley in 1981, and in 1997 he founded Michael Wolf Vineyard Services. Michael has spent his life planting and nurturing Napa Valley’s finest vineyards such as To Kalon, Scarecrow, Vine Hill Ranch, among many others. Michael has been the vineyard manager at Heimark Vineyard since its original planting in 1997 and has been involved in every phase of the site’s development. He serves on the board of the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, which promotes education and professional development for vineyard workers.

The Winemaker – is Francoise Peschon.  Francoise studied enology (winemaking) at the University of California, Davis and completed an apprenticeship at Château Haut-Brion in France. Winemaker at the fabled Araujo Estate (Eisele Vineyard) for 14 years, currently winemaker at VHR – Vine Hill Ranch and Drinkward Peschon and part of the Accendo winemaking team, in addition to Heimark Vineyard.

Critical Acclaim & Pedigree – As grape growers for over 20 years, Heimark fruit has featured prominently in award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon from Lail Vineyards J Daniel Cuvee, Lewis Cellars, Etude Wines, Moone-Tsai, Arkenstone, Soter Vineyards, Araujo Estate Wines, and Dakota Shy Wine.

The Grapes – Of the 14 acres planted, about 13 are dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon.  The rest is split between Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Rocky, volcanic, and fractured, this challenging environment cultivates resilient, deeply rooted vines. The struggle that the vines endure in this terrain results in grapes of lustrous quality and intense flavors. The fruit is infused with hints of blackberry, black cherries, boysenberry, plums, cloves, and wild herbs. These singular grapes make for spirited, well-balanced red wines with great energy, natural lift, and a lengthy finish.

Mission – Sustainability – Sustainability at Heimark Vineyard, paramount attention to detail and to the pursuit of excellence is embedded in every stage of the farming and winemaking.  Only sustainable farming techniques are practiced to ultimately coax the pure expression of the terroir.  Philanthropy!   Heimark Vineyard is a family-run venture and has been passionate for more than thirty years to donate towards promoting educational projects in Kenya, India, Ghana, Nicaragua, and across the United States.  Consistent with these values, some of the proceeds from Heimark Vineyard are reinvested in the education of Napa Valley farmworkers.

For more information please go to Heimark Vineyard