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.
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...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesIf 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 ParkerRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/04
Wine EnthusiastRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast