Our wines are born of nurturing our vines with passion and perseverance, a tradition both of hand-crafted care and whole-hearted resolve. This wine is our reward – and now, it is yours. 

Match our patience and cellar it for a few years to enjoy all of its deep, complex pleasures. Hold it longer still, and pass it on to heirs of family or of spirit, and you’ll create a legacy of richness treasured and shared across generations.

RATINGS 2014 Spring Mountain District


91 Points

2014 Heir Apparent Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 

From Spring Mountain, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Heir Apparent is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that was aged 24 months in French oak. It offers deeper ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a beautiful perfume of Christmas fruitcake, black raspberries, dried flowers and licorice. Ripe, medium-bodied and nicely concentrated, it has a beautiful elegance and purity, and is a finesse driven beauty that still offers ample fruit. Drink it anytime over the coming 15 years.- Jeb Dunnuck (12/29/2017)© 2018 Jeb Dunnuck |

Customer Reviews

4.5 Stars 1016 Reviews

Blackberry, currant, boysenberry and blackcherry w/ hints of vanilla and crushed stone on the nose. Blackberry and some red fruit on the palate. Nice warm, bright acidity with some spice in the finish. This is a wonderful, textbook Napa cab. 93+ Taylor G. Rated on Sept. 13, 2017 on Vivino

4 Stars 1371 reviews

It is rich with dark flavors and displays notes of pepper, pencil shavings, mocha and tobacco leaves. Great mouthfeel and excellent balance. Well integrated tannins lead to a long finish. Jesper Rated on December 5, 2017 on Vivino

4 stars 1255 reviews

Volcanic soil, top of Spring Mountain at 900-1200 feet. Dark tones, friendly tannins, tobacco and leather. Nice label Markus Rated on November 6, 2017 on Vivino

2016 Heir Apparent Proprietary Red Napa Valley

Reviewed By  Christopher Sawyer

SawyerSomm.com Score: 92

“Sommelier to the Stars” 

Heir Apparent 2016 Proprietary Red Wine, Napa Valley

If all wines were created equal, then their flavor profiles would be rather boring. Luckily, that is generally not the case—especially when it comes to proprietary red blends which allow winemakers to craft signature wines with the finest fruit they can get their hands on. The latest example is the Heir Apparent, the new release from Austin Reece Fine Wines in Napa Valley. 

With a beautiful dark red hue, the wine opens up with seductive aromas of fresh violets, dried rose petals, ripe tree fruits, wild berries, licorice and spice. On the palate, lively notes of fresh baked dark cherry pie, red plum and ripe raspberry are layered with zesty notes of pepper, cloves, ginger, roasted walnuts, and the gentle use of oak which allow the flavors to pop. As the wine opens up, these flavors are balanced with soft tannins, tangy acidity, and long finish that is a great compliment to a wide range of comfort foods and spicy cuisine.

Suggested Food Pairings: Rich cheeses with wild berries, stuffed mushrooms, gourmet sandwiches, wood-fired pizza, pomegranate chicken, slow-roasted pork ribs, and grilled steaks.