(From 1999 Vintage) 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.
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 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
Wine Spectator(From 1977 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/16/84