'99 Heitz Cellar Cab - Serving Recommendations

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'99 Heitz Cellar Cab - Serving Recommendations

#1 Post by T. Williams » December 27th, 2018, 5:41 pm

I have three bottles of '99 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon (not Martha's) that I was able to pick up at auction for not too much money. I was hoping to open one this weekend and give it a run. Generally what is everyone's thought on serving? Decant, Pop and Pour? The latest cellar tracker touch point shows it opening up around 30 minutes after pouring with a recommendation of a 1 hour decant. Seems reasonable enough, but that also feels like the "92 points" of serving recommendations.

As a side note, they are sitting in my cellar at a cool 55*, but on their side. Should I have stood one up last weekend and really need to do that first and wait it out or just a careful decant?

This is one of my first forays into something nearing the 20 year mark that I wasn't just handed a glass of.
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Re: '99 Heitz Cellar Cab - Serving Recommendations

#2 Post by Brian Gilp » December 27th, 2018, 5:51 pm

I haven’t had this wine but have had many others from the vintage. If me, I’d decant and serve immediately. It may take a few minutes to come around but I haven’t had any that needed hours and most were fine as PnP. I don’t know how much sediment to expect from this wine so stand up prior if possible to be on the safe side.

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#3 Post by Kris Patten » December 27th, 2018, 6:27 pm

1999 was a cooler year, so I'd open an hour before serving, check if sound and serve after an hour with cork out. Shouldn't be sediment issues.

Very classic Cab.
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#4 Post by Kris Patten » January 6th, 2019, 4:28 pm

How was it?
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#5 Post by T. Williams » January 10th, 2019, 4:52 pm

I never actually opened one!


Maybe this weekend...
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Re: '99 Heitz Cellar Cab - Serving Recommendations

#6 Post by Anton D » January 10th, 2019, 5:02 pm

T. Williams wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 4:52 pm
I never actually opened one!


Maybe this weekend...
Tease.
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Re: '99 Heitz Cellar Cab - Serving Recommendations

#7 Post by jeffruggels » January 12th, 2019, 7:09 pm

let us know

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