1974 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard
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71 Ratings
1974 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard

Wine Description

(From 1999 Vintage) The 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet is a compelling and expressive wine. It is rich and enticing from the minute you experience the depth of its aroma and spicy bottle bouquet. On the palate the varietal flavors are vibrant and well integrated with the solid tannins which will ensure its longevity. The 1999 vintage was outstanding in the Napa Valley and the superb complexities from the fruit shine in this wine. A noble Cabernet Sauvignon from start to finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1998 Vintage) No other vineyard name in America is recognized as often as "Martha's Vineyard" as a symbol of leadership in quality, and excellence. The vineyard of Tom and Martha May has received international recognition since the Heitz family began producing Cabernet Sauvignon from it in 1966. The two families' bond and mutual dedication to excellence have grown over the veers as close as the names on the label signify. Heitz Cellars receives the entire production from the famed vineyard in Oakville for i...

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    big fruit, patchouli still plenty of life. tasted 2010 with coleburn's and penny Paul at 1029 Windsor. 5 btl rating 97 pts

    about 2 years
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    There are times when one tastes Heitz Martha's only to find funkiness and little or no fruit. Both Heitz wines tasted here had plenty of fruit, and the funkiness now melded with the fruit is complex and aromatic. 1974 has always been my favorite vintage of Heitz Martha's and this was a great showing for the wine. Deep ruby color with a thin mahogany rim, it has the tell-tale nose of wintergreen mint, lavender and dark slightly jammy fruit. Given its opulence, the wine is in perfect balance, and i...
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 94 on Aug-94
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