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Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard

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Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) Heitz Cellars receives the entire production from the famed vineyard in Oakville for its limited edition of vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon. Its distinctive minty, characteristics, rich flavors, and overall balance have made it one of the most identifiable Cabernet Sauvignons in the world, and one of the most sought after. To add to its overall complexities, the 100 percent varietal Cabernet is aged for a year in American oak tanks and two and a half years in French limousin oak barrels.

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (1999 Vintage) If sharing a certain slightly minty aspect with its sibling below, this very solid young wine is slightly less outgoing in fruit, but it is a touch deeper in character and shows a little more varietal range. It leads with suppleness in the mouth but is roughed up in the latter going by moderate tannins, and it shows a slight trim of heat at the finish. Its tougher traits notwithstanding, it is a deep, well-filled and eminently ageworthy working that looks to get better with anywhere from five to ...
  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/04
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast