Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31082 ratings
9.3338 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Bryce Wiatrak

Martha’s minty herbaceousness shine through once again in this epic vintage. Lean with a bright acidity, it tastes of aloe, eucalyptus, red currants, and raspberry liqueur.

Martha’s minty herbaceousness shine through once again in this epic vintage. Lean with a bright acidity, it tastes of aloe, eucalyptus, red currants, and raspberry liqueur.

May 5th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Should be considered an equal to the 74. Never ever disappoints.

Should be considered an equal to the 74. Never ever disappoints.

May 4th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Classic wine. A pivotal week for this producer

Classic wine. A pivotal week for this producer

Apr 20th, 2018
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.7

Rough night drinking 68ers with the boys!

Rough night drinking 68ers with the boys!

Apr 1st, 2018
Grant Simpson

2004, still incredibly fresh, old school cab at its best

2004, still incredibly fresh, old school cab at its best

Mar 2nd, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Many panned the 98 Napa vintage. Tasted young, it wasn’t all that good. However, never lose site that in all difficult vintages, good wines are made. Especially, with the right bottle age. They are generally from good producers who have experience, good facilities and the financial fortitude to thin crop. On the nose; floral cassis, ripe, ruby blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, sugar plum, blue fruits, dark cherries, strawberries in jam style, eucalyptus, soft spices, baking spices, dark soils, fruit tea, loamy dry soil, black moist earth, light herbaceous, used, soft leather, dry crushed rocks powder, black cherry cola, fresh red florals and violets for days. The body is full and tannins 65-70% resolved. The mouthfeel is round and glides beautifully & elegantly over the palate. Harmony in the; structure, tension, length and balance. The fruits are ripe, ruby; blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, sugar plum, blue fruits, dark cherries, raspberries, strawberries in jam style, eucalyptus, soft spices, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, dark soils, fruit tea, loamy dry soil, black moist earth, light herbaceous, used, soft leather, dry crushed rocks powder, black cherry cola, fresh red florals and violets for days. The acidity is round and like a waterfall. The finish is beautifully ripe & elegant and lasts well over a minute. Beautiful wine. Photos of; Martha’s Vineyard, Heitz Winery, tastings room bar on Hwy 29 and sitting area outside their tasting room.

Many panned the 98 Napa vintage. Tasted young, it wasn’t all that good. However, never lose site that in all difficult vintages, good wines are made. Especially, with the right bottle age. They are generally from good producers who have experience, good facilities and the financial fortitude to thin crop. On the nose; floral cassis, ripe, ruby blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, sugar plum, blue fruits, dark cherries, strawberries in jam style, eucalyptus, soft spices, baking spices, dark soils, fruit tea, loamy dry soil, black moist earth, light herbaceous, used, soft leather, dry crushed rocks powder, black cherry cola, fresh red florals and violets for days. The body is full and tannins 65-70% resolved. The mouthfeel is round and glides beautifully & elegantly over the palate. Harmony in the; structure, tension, length and balance. The fruits are ripe, ruby; blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, sugar plum, blue fruits, dark cherries, raspberries, strawberries in jam style, eucalyptus, soft spices, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, dark soils, fruit tea, loamy dry soil, black moist earth, light herbaceous, used, soft leather, dry crushed rocks powder, black cherry cola, fresh red florals and violets for days. The acidity is round and like a waterfall. The finish is beautifully ripe & elegant and lasts well over a minute. Beautiful wine. Photos of; Martha’s Vineyard, Heitz Winery, tastings room bar on Hwy 29 and sitting area outside their tasting room.

Feb 24th, 2018
Nick Apone

Lots of Eucalyptus.

Lots of Eucalyptus.

Jan 22nd, 2018
Charlie Evans

So youthful still

So youthful still

Jan 18th, 2018
Aaron Walters

1996 Vintage- Good lord. Dusty chocolate covered cherry, cedar, mint. Moderate acidity STILL. Phenomenal wine.

1996 Vintage- Good lord. Dusty chocolate covered cherry, cedar, mint. Moderate acidity STILL. Phenomenal wine.

Jan 6th, 2018
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.3

I can’t imagine drinking this wine at a better stage in its development. Definitely has retained its “old school” bona fides both in terms of quality and style. Though you’d be wrong to call it “green,” it has that eucalyptus-y herbaceous character in spades that harkens back to better days and is unmistakably Martha’s. The acid is firm and carries with it a nice mix of fairly youthful berry and currant flavors, while the tannins speak softly but carry a big stick. It is certainly a food wine and I dare say that what was on our plate was ideal - roasted beef tenderloin, sautéed mushrooms with a splash of Madeira, Sancerre-marinated asparagus, and potatoes mashed by an Irishman. Merry Christmas indeed.

I can’t imagine drinking this wine at a better stage in its development. Definitely has retained its “old school” bona fides both in terms of quality and style. Though you’d be wrong to call it “green,” it has that eucalyptus-y herbaceous character in spades that harkens back to better days and is unmistakably Martha’s. The acid is firm and carries with it a nice mix of fairly youthful berry and currant flavors, while the tannins speak softly but carry a big stick. It is certainly a food wine and I dare say that what was on our plate was ideal - roasted beef tenderloin, sautéed mushrooms with a splash of Madeira, Sancerre-marinated asparagus, and potatoes mashed by an Irishman. Merry Christmas indeed.

Dec 26th, 2017