Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31111 ratings
9.3355 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Gregory

Not as good as past bottles, but still a beautiful wine.

Not as good as past bottles, but still a beautiful wine.

Sep 16th, 2018
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.3

Pure menthol and eucalyptus. So unique.

Pure menthol and eucalyptus. So unique.

Aug 8th, 2018
Martin G Rivard

The last time I had one of these was at a Wine Nerd Heard event when we side a vertical tasting of the 70,74 & 85. The 05 was so good that we killed 2 bottles ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ

The last time I had one of these was at a Wine Nerd Heard event when we side a vertical tasting of the 70,74 & 85. The 05 was so good that we killed 2 bottles ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ

Aug 4th, 2018
Ara Aslanian

An amazing find in the village at Mammoth Lakes, nothing short of spectacular.

An amazing find in the village at Mammoth Lakes, nothing short of spectacular.

Jul 29th, 2018
Paco Suro

Terrific. Great structure and balance. Young and vibrant.

Terrific. Great structure and balance. Young and vibrant.

Jul 3rd, 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 wasnโ€™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; Marthaโ€™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 wasnโ€™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; Marthaโ€™s Vineyard, Heitz Winery, tastings room bar on Hwy 29 and sitting area outside their tasting room.

Feb 24th, 2018