(From 2001 Vintage)
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 Heitz Napa Valley Cabernet is a stunning wine from the vintage everyone has talked about. Deliciously concentrated and gracefully classic the flavors continue to unfold and mesmerize on this voluptuous Cabernet. The wonderful balance of smooth rich ripe varietal characteristics are so enjoyable...a winner.
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 ...
Robert Parker(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Wine Spectator(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/04
Wine Enthusiast(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast