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Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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(2004 Vintage) The magnificent story of Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon began in 1965 and continues unfolding today. The historic handshake deal between the Heitz family and the May family, who own Martha’s Vineyard, made Cabernet Sauvignon history! The cherished relationship between the families now spans three generations. Showcasing the authentic varietal character of this incomparable Cabernet is an important part of the legacy. Martha’s Vineyard has become the most well known Cabernet around the world for its unique mintiness, its rich layers of complexity and its remarkable overall balance.

(2004 Vintage) The magnificent story of martha vineyard cabernet sauvignon beagan in 1965 continues unfolding today. The historic Handshake deal B/w heitz and may family.

(2004 Vintage) 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.

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    menthol really comes through. didn't last to a second day. good but wouldn't pay for it again. 93 points Wine Spectator Shows hints of maturity, with chocolate mint, cherry and currant flavors that are intense yet elegant, balanced and stylish. Full-bodied, firm and focused, this is complex and concentrated without being heavy, offering the wine's classic style and personality. Drink now through 2018. (10/2009) A legend in Napa Valley Cabernet, Martha's Vineyard in the Valley's Oakville appellation is now certified organic by CCOF. Heralded as a classic, the 2004 shows pure "Martha's" Cabernet varietal blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors along with the iconic wine's tell-tale minty note. Three and a half years of aging in oak lends complexity and depth, with vanilla and oak spice complementing the rich, dark fruits and firm tannins. Elegant and poised, the 2004 is drinking well now with at least a decade of drinking pleasure ahead of it.

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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