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78 Ratings
Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
$260.99 USD
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Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2009 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. In 1966, Joe Heitz produced a wine so distinctive and stunning that the two families boldly added the name of the vineyard to the label, introducing Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet as the first vineyard-designated wine in the Napa Valley. See Martha’s Vineyard for detailed history.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 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.

Expert Reviews
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  • 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