Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.240 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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9.0

Full bright ruby. Sexy if somewhat funky aromas of cassis, black cherry, leather, mint and eucalyptus, lifted by a note of black pepper. Deep and vinous, with its dark berry and mint flavors joined by slightly rustic pepper and leather notes. More savory than sweet; not squeaky-clean but has the energy to support slow evolution in bottle. Finishes with rather suave tannins that turn a bit dusty with air, perhaps due to the wine's savory herbal element. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Full bright ruby. Sexy if somewhat funky aromas of cassis, black cherry, leather, mint and eucalyptus, lifted by a note of black pepper. Deep and vinous, with its dark berry and mint flavors joined by slightly rustic pepper and leather notes. More savory than sweet; not squeaky-clean but has the energy to support slow evolution in bottle. Finishes with rather suave tannins that turn a bit dusty with air, perhaps due to the wine's savory herbal element. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Aug 29th, 2019
Sean Genn

Drinking great. Notes of cassis with subtle eucalyptus. Much less eucalyptus than in earlier vintages. Smooth and silky tannins. I think this wine will provide the most drinking pleasure if consumed within the next 5 years.

Drinking great. Notes of cassis with subtle eucalyptus. Much less eucalyptus than in earlier vintages. Smooth and silky tannins. I think this wine will provide the most drinking pleasure if consumed within the next 5 years.

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2016
Peter Godoff

Really ready to drink. Just perfect!

Really ready to drink. Just perfect!

Feb 27th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.8

Monterey Bay trade tasting @ Sunnyside Pretty, signature mint. Classic. Ripe.

Monterey Bay trade tasting @ Sunnyside Pretty, signature mint. Classic. Ripe.

Jun 6th, 2016
Marie Keep

Director of Fine Wines Skinner

9.2

Deep macerated fruit and savory complexity. It's future is bright.

Deep macerated fruit and savory complexity. It's future is bright.

May 19th, 2016
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.6

Way too young. This wine could easily sit for another 20+

Way too young. This wine could easily sit for another 20+

Feb 23rd, 2016
Bryan Preuss

Best in show of a lot of amazing Cali wine today, everything I like about Cabernet Sauvignon.

Best in show of a lot of amazing Cali wine today, everything I like about Cabernet Sauvignon.

Apr 25th, 2015
Wesley Box

Classic; so wonderful; just way to expensive...as it goes with Napa Cabernet.

Classic; so wonderful; just way to expensive...as it goes with Napa Cabernet.

Aug 2nd, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.7

Currant dominant, with strong acidic backbone. This wine needs some time, but shows a lot of potential.

Currant dominant, with strong acidic backbone. This wine needs some time, but shows a lot of potential.

Mar 3rd, 2014
Lawrence Solum

Dried cherries. Pepper, cinnamon. Big mouthy fruit. A classic Martha’s Vineyard. Some sour palate. A great wine.

Dried cherries. Pepper, cinnamon. Big mouthy fruit. A classic Martha’s Vineyard. Some sour palate. A great wine.

Jul 13th, 2019