Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.419 ratings
9.47 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
Lee Pitofsky

Nothing like drinking wine at its origin!

Nothing like drinking wine at its origin!

Sep 23rd, 2022
Shengli Hu

Crunchy red cherries, red currants, black pepper, smoke, cigar box, mushroom, tea leaves, oregano, red flowers, a mix of baking spices and mints. long finish. high acidity, high levels of fine/smooth tannins. Compared to 2015/2016, 2013's fruit appears more blue - blueberry? more mineraly and chalky on the palate. 3 years in new French oak, 1.5-2 years in bottle. Organic biodynamic: 501 cow horn prep, 508 prep, native yeasts, cover cops - chamomile, muster green, no fertiliser, dry farm mostly with drip irrigation as backup. wine turbines in the vineyard to prevent mildew.

Crunchy red cherries, red currants, black pepper, smoke, cigar box, mushroom, tea leaves, oregano, red flowers, a mix of baking spices and mints. long finish. high acidity, high levels of fine/smooth tannins. Compared to 2015/2016, 2013's fruit appears more blue - blueberry? more mineraly and chalky on the palate. 3 years in new French oak, 1.5-2 years in bottle. Organic biodynamic: 501 cow horn prep, 508 prep, native yeasts, cover cops - chamomile, muster green, no fertiliser, dry farm mostly with drip irrigation as backup. wine turbines in the vineyard to prevent mildew.

Aug 13th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

This vineyard has been part of the Heitz estate since 1966, when an agreement was made with Tom May to source fruit from May’s small Oakville Vineyard, one of their three single vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged first for a year in neutral oak, then aged for 3 years in 100% new French Limousin oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and spice box with mint and eucalyptus notes. On the palate, currant and blackberry flavors with citrus, cinnamon and fig, well integrated, fresh acidity. Full-body, fine tight tannins, long finish, elegant, balanced ending with leather and earthy herb character. Let this age a bit! Outstanding! Tasting Sample!

This vineyard has been part of the Heitz estate since 1966, when an agreement was made with Tom May to source fruit from May’s small Oakville Vineyard, one of their three single vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged first for a year in neutral oak, then aged for 3 years in 100% new French Limousin oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and spice box with mint and eucalyptus notes. On the palate, currant and blackberry flavors with citrus, cinnamon and fig, well integrated, fresh acidity. Full-body, fine tight tannins, long finish, elegant, balanced ending with leather and earthy herb character. Let this age a bit! Outstanding! Tasting Sample!

Nov 23rd, 2019
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.

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2018
Mary H
9.1

Very fresh, vibrant nose like a sheer veil. Lively blackberry, dark stone fruit, plum notes.

Very fresh, vibrant nose like a sheer veil. Lively blackberry, dark stone fruit, plum notes.

Sep 5th, 2021
Ed Scheetz

Probably too good for a VP debate but so what. Interesting times.

Probably too good for a VP debate but so what. Interesting times.

Oct 8th, 2020
Eric

Man what a lineup from Heitz. Not a stinker in the bunch.

Man what a lineup from Heitz. Not a stinker in the bunch.

Oct 26th, 2019
P Plusquellec

Very good going down, price (250) not so much

Very good going down, price (250) not so much

Oct 5th, 2019
James Bourassa

Rich earth, subtle stewed fruit. Lighter body than I expected. Leafy nose—minty almost

Rich earth, subtle stewed fruit. Lighter body than I expected. Leafy nose—minty almost

Oct 19th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Matt had this 3 years ago

Matt had this 3 years ago

Nov 3rd, 2019