smart buy (s)

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on April 4, 2011 No Comments yet

I met Laely last Thursday and was taken aback by her knowledge, passion and adorable enthusiasm. She is a dynamo.

This is when the business we’re in gets rewarding and fun. A women who has a very cool life story that takes a vision

and turns it into a successful realty.

We’ve carried her Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc for quite some time and have done very well with them. Now that

we’ve tried the rest of her wines we thought we should make them a multiple Smart Buy.

Their all line priced at $15.99 (normal discounts apply)

These are not profound. Just every day very good drinking wines that over deliver for the price.

Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Crisp, clean, vibrant citrus notes with layers of passion fruit and minerality lead to a long, refreshing finish. This unoaked Sauvignon Blanc is handcrafted from sustainably grown Napa Valley grapes.


Chardonnay,  Russian River, Carneros and Santa Maria

crisper style, with flavors of lemon, pear and orange peel. Just the right time balance underscores the lush yet clean, fruit-driven wine with a hint of vanilla. Refreshing and dry, it is pure, unadulterated Chardonnay.


Pinot Noir, Paso Robles, Monterey, and Russian River Valley

Ripe red berry and black cherry fruit balance its delicate spiciness.

Merlot, Mendocino

red and black cherries, dark plum, a touch of vanilla, and well-integrated soft tannins.

Cabernet, Mendocino

blackberry and red current flavors, deep color and moderate to firm tannins.

Heron Wines believes that delicious wines should be an unalienable right. Yes, an overstatement, but we really think that high-quality, approachable wine should not come at a huge price. For 15 years, we have heard from wine lovers from around the globe that we consistently exceed their expectations for quality, style, and balance.

Laely Heron’s unconventional upbringing in Africa, Asia, Europe and the US may explain the wanderlust that has led to her passion for international winemaking. Her family may not have been wine drinkers, but they instilled within her an early thirst for life lived to the last drop. Her free-spirited mother and mining engineer father took the family on an odyssey from mining town to mining town around the world. By the time Laely entered high school back in the US, she had a taste for different cultures, languages and street food from Algiers to Cape Town and from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.
Laely’s desire to travel and her natural curiosity about what the world has to offer led her to another series of adventures including studying winemaking in Bordeaux, opening a restaurant and importing wine into Denmark, and studying to become a Master of Wine. In this entrepreneurial spirit, Laely started Heron Wines in 1994, with little more than a credit card, a “business plan” sketched out on a napkin and the idea of making great wine at a great price. To this day, Heron makes distinctive, delicious wines from the best places on earth.
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