An impressive, opulent wine with superb balance. The rich, intense color catches your eye immediately as the wine is poured into the glass. Swirl it, and take pleasure in the distinctive and enduring minty aroma that is so characteristic of this celebrated proprietary clone.
With a track record dating back to its first vintage in 1966, Martha’s Vineyard was the first vineyard-designated wine in the Napa Valley.
The 2001 Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is an impressive, opulent wine withsuperb balance. The rich, intense color catches your eye immediately as the wine ispoured into the glass. Swirl it, and take pleasure in the distinctive and enduring mintyaroma that is so characteristic of this celebrated proprietary clone.This is an exciting wine from the Oakville appellation with a track record dating backto its first vintage in 1966. There is nothing like a Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet – tried...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 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(From 1974 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 94 on Aug-94
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 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 ...