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Heitz Martha's 1974

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99 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): The 1974 Heitz 'Martha’s Vineyard' remains at the top of its game. It offers its tell-tale eucalyptus/mint perfume and much more in its spectacular nose, thick, layered flavors, totally integrated tannins, and incredible length. It still bothers me that I thought the wine was too expensive when it came on the market in 1979 at $25. It should drink well for another 20+ years. (Apr 2007)

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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

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Snooth User: jpoparis
312874
5.00 5
09/07/2007

Mint, eucalyptus,green olive,leather all crowd the glass ;after an hour the mid-palate rounds out and the finish lengthens. Incredible and still young. I have one of the bottles left that I bought in 1976.


Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
5.00 5
01/03/2013

Five glasses


External Reviews for Heitz Martha's

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/21/2012

Last Tasted 6/94 I had this wine twice over a period of thirty days, rating it an astounding 99 and 98 points. A monumental California Cabernet Sauvignon, it appears to have approached its plateau of maturity but should easily last for 20-25 more ye... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1974 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Marthas Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

Last Tasted 6/94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1974 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 750ml



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99 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): The 1974 Heitz 'Martha’s Vineyard' remains at the top of its game. It offers its tell-tale eucalyptus/mint perfume and much more in its spectacular nose, thick, layered flavors, totally integrated tannins, and incredible length. It still bothers me that I thought the wine was too expensive when it came on the market in 1979 at $25. It should drink well for another 20+ years. (Apr 2007)

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