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Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) Like its siblings, the Heitz Napa Valley bottling is 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. In earlier vintages it has been blended from grapes purchased from two or more vineyards. Henceforth, it will come from Heitz Vineyards located in Rutherford, augmented occasionally by an addition from "Martha's Vineyard," "Bella Oaks Vineyard," or both, depending on the vintage. Although this wine receives three and a half years of American and French oak aging, our Napa Valley Cabernet is vinified to be soft...

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (1974 Vintage) 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
    (1974 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 94 on Aug-94
  • Robert Parker
    (1974 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1974 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/14/2011