"A dark, dense, richly flavored wine, with tiers of currant, mint, blackberry, sage and mineral. Packs in lots of stuffing while maintaining a sense of fine balance and elegance. Long and persistent flavors on the finish, with firm yet well-integrated tannins. Could be a long-ager. Honoring its late winemaker and founder Joe Heitz, this is a fairly dramatic youngster made from young vines. No shyness on the price; longtime collectors would do well to check this one out. Best from 2004 through 2014. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,620 cases made. (JL) wine spectator " 93 pts.