(From 2009 Vintage) The magnificent story of Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon began in 1965 and continues unfolding today. The historic handshake deal between the Heitz family and the May family, who own Martha’s Vineyard, made Cabernet Sauvignon history! The cherished relationship between the families now spans three generations. In 1966, Joe Heitz produced a wine so distinctive and stunning that the two families boldly added the name of the vineyard to the label, introducing Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet as the first vineyard-designated wine in the Napa Valley. See Martha’s Vineyard for detailed history.
(From 1999 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...
Wine AdvocateRating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 79 on Feb-92
Wine SpectatorRating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/92