Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31023 ratings
9.2319 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Gordon Walker

Round soft plush cab with subtle integrated tannins and an amazing fruit profile.

Round soft plush cab with subtle integrated tannins and an amazing fruit profile.

Nov 28th, 2017
Greg Koslosky

A little tainted (mustiness) keeps it from being a great bottle.

A little tainted (mustiness) keeps it from being a great bottle.

Nov 21st, 2017
Aaron Means

Drinks soooo good right now. Can get better, but why not drink em now? Such a beautiful wine. Cherry, smoke, citrus, flowers, and that Martha's mint. Tannins definitely need some resolving but the fruit is wide open. Lithe, crunchy, feminine, it's so many things. Complex.

Drinks soooo good right now. Can get better, but why not drink em now? Such a beautiful wine. Cherry, smoke, citrus, flowers, and that Martha's mint. Tannins definitely need some resolving but the fruit is wide open. Lithe, crunchy, feminine, it's so many things. Complex.

Oct 4th, 2017
Jeff D.

From a magnum...for a '90 there seems to be no color progression on it at all, even at the edges. There is a minty, herbaceous note to it but it has great blackberry flavors and nice firm tannins on the finish. Really incredible how well this is holding up and an outstanding expression of Napa Valley Cab!

From a magnum...for a '90 there seems to be no color progression on it at all, even at the edges. There is a minty, herbaceous note to it but it has great blackberry flavors and nice firm tannins on the finish. Really incredible how well this is holding up and an outstanding expression of Napa Valley Cab!

Sep 16th, 2017
Greg Gregory

Spectacular showing for this wine Cigarbox, Cherrywood, hint of eucalyptus and a texture like silk. This was decanted for an hour before drinking and two hours later was still evolving.

Spectacular showing for this wine Cigarbox, Cherrywood, hint of eucalyptus and a texture like silk. This was decanted for an hour before drinking and two hours later was still evolving.

Aug 15th, 2017
Matt Duncan

Out of mag. Darker than I expected without the herbaceousness. Just in an adolescent phase. A stunner in the making.

Out of mag. Darker than I expected without the herbaceousness. Just in an adolescent phase. A stunner in the making.

Aug 12th, 2017
Christopher Wisner

Wine Manager, American Wine & Spirits

9.6

The classic eucalyptus/minty/menthol notes attack you on the nose. Still in decent shape. Very, very good. Such a treat.

The classic eucalyptus/minty/menthol notes attack you on the nose. Still in decent shape. Very, very good. Such a treat.

Jul 21st, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Rich, lively.

Rich, lively.

Jul 16th, 2017
George Chen

This 73 now out drinks the famed legendary 74's! Off years sometimes outshine years that seemed to peak early and can develop more secondary flavors. This was beautiful for 2.5 hours and with fine sediments and no decanting. Richer the 77 Stags Lot 2 but Stags tad more elegant.

This 73 now out drinks the famed legendary 74's! Off years sometimes outshine years that seemed to peak early and can develop more secondary flavors. This was beautiful for 2.5 hours and with fine sediments and no decanting. Richer the 77 Stags Lot 2 but Stags tad more elegant.

Jul 15th, 2017
Andy Bartee

Sales Copain Winery

9.4

1981 Martha's, stole the show!

1981 Martha's, stole the show!

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