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Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Martha's Vineyard 1979

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96 points Robert Parker: This was a blind vertical of the famed Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Heitz Cellars. All of the wines... showed plenty of cedar, cassis fruit, and surprisingly, less eucalyptus/mint than they possessed when young... perhaps the biggest sleeper of all, the 1979, the wine that won the tasting. It came across as the most concentrated and complete. (Jul 2002)

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 Napa Valley Martha's Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/11/2009

Pure Martha's with its minty currant flavors, there's a touch of maturity, with cedar, earth and just a trace of nuttiness. Still, quite complete and complex, with soft tannins.--1979 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2004. 4,969 c... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1979 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 750ml



96 points Robert Parker: This was a blind vertical of the famed Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Heitz Cellars. All of the wines... showed plenty of cedar, cassis fruit, and surprisingly, less eucalyptus/mint than they possessed when young... perhaps the biggest sleeper of all, the 1979, the wine that won the tasting. It came across as the most concentrated and complete. (Jul 2002)

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