Heitz Bella Oaks 1980 Cabernet Sauvignon
The estate was founded by Joe Heitz in 1961. Heitz had been a professor in the enology department of California State University in Fresno, and had previously assisted the esteemed winemaker André Tchelistcheff at Beaulieu Vineyards. Wanting to begin his own project, he bought 3.4 hectares (8 acres) in Napa. Cellar Tracker score 88/100. This is bottle # 16621 of a total of 24,960 produced in the 750 ml. The cork is very tight and the ullage is excellent.