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Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard Napa Valley 2005

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The gorgeous varietal flavors of 2005 Martha's Vineyard Cabernet reflect this wine's classic pedigree. The alluring bouquet of ripe black cherry etched with mint sets the tone for enjoyment. In the mouth, the Cabernet fruit is wonderfully balanced with firm tannins, and the richness of layers adds to the complexity.

Heitz Wine Cellars:
Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the locals as Spring Valley. In 1964, Joe and Alice Heitz acquired this 160-acre ranch and winery to accommodate their burgeoning family business. The gray stone cellar, constructed of hand-chiseled perlite in 1898, safeguards Heitz' collection of French oak barrels which are filled with aging wine. The... Read more
Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the locals as Spring Valley. In 1964, Joe and Alice Heitz acquired this 160-acre ranch and winery to accommodate their burgeoning family business. The gray stone cellar, constructed of hand-chiseled perlite in 1898, safeguards Heitz' collection of French oak barrels which are filled with aging wine. The rich patina of its weathered walls is in perfect harmony with the high-tech equipment dotting the landscape of the winery's grounds in the 21st century. Second generation Kathleen Heitz Myers and David Heitz are now at the helm as president and winemaker. They have each been integral to the success of the family business since the 1970s, helping to build the worldwide reputation for Heitz Cellars --- a name that has become synonymous with luxury in the world of winemaking. Heitz Wine Cellars has earned countless accolades for its dazzling wines every year since 1961. Their three renowned vineyard-designated wines --- Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Bella Oaks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon --- are the highlight of the winery's distinguished resumé. Heitz' remarkable Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has been a collector's favorite for over 40 years. Wine Spectator underscored this wine's legendary status by selecting Martha's Vineyard Cabernet as one of the Top 12 wines of the 20th Century. Heitz Wine Cellars' Chardonnay, Grignolino, Zinfandel and Port have also earned their share of ardent fans over the years. To many admirers, the Heitz label is the premiere symbol of fine wine and graceful hospitality. "We handcraft our wines with the utmost respect for the incomparable vineyards of the Napa Valley. It's a real pleasure to share a bit of their magical bounty in every bottle of wine we make." - Kathleen Heitz Myers, President Since the winery ranch also includes the Heitz' family home, we direct visitors to our original site on St. Helena Highway where we have welcomed wine lovers for almost half a century. Read less

External Reviews for Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/16/2013

Minty bay leaf aromas are pure, with a spicy edge, leading to firm dark berry, mocha, mineral and sage flavors that are tight and well-structured, with firm, ripe tannins that provide an excellent backbone. Much too young now, however tempting. Should only get much better. Best from 2013 through 2022. 3,569 cases made. -JL The gorgeous varietal flavors of 2005 Marthas Vineyard Cabernet reflect this wines classic pedigree. The alluring bouquet of ripe black cherry etched with mint sets the tone for enjoyment. In the mouth, the Cabernet fruit is wonderfully balanced with firm tannins, and the richness of layers adds to the complexity and intrigue. The 2005 vintage is popular due to the near perfect weather conditions in the Napa Valley during the growing season. The grapes arrived at the winery in pristine shape, and the proof is in the delicious wine produced by our winemaking team. This Cabernet is a joy to drink now, and it will also make a sensational ...


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/23/2013

The 2005 vintage is popular due to the near perfect weather conditions in the Napa Valley during the growing season. The grapes arrived at the winery in pristine shape, and the proof is in the delicious wine produced by our winemaking team.



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The gorgeous varietal flavors of 2005 Martha's Vineyard Cabernet reflect this wine's classic pedigree. The alluring bouquet of ripe black cherry etched with mint sets the tone for enjoyment. In the mouth, the Cabernet fruit is wonderfully balanced with firm tannins, and the richness of layers adds to the complexity.

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