Heitz Napa Cabernet 1998
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Appellation: Napa Valley --- Oakville Vineyard: Certified Organic by CCOF Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 14.2% Release Date: February 1, 2003 Tasting Notes: The 1998 Martha’s Vineyard is easily identifiable with its pronounced mintiness, a unique characteristic of the vineyard. True to its pedigree, this is a rich, briary wine with layers of complexity. The flavors are bright and bold with a medium weight on the mid-palate and a delightful soft and lingering finish. The 1998 vintage shows signs of youthful tannins and tenacity, but the overall balance ensures a long- lived wine. Enjoy this solid Cabernet Sauvignon from Heitz Wine Cellars.
Very interesting wine as not so into the Californian style. Fresh nose. Aromas on the plum side with red fruits and a touch of mint, with a nice structure and some good tanins. A real cabernet sauvignon! To drink now
pungeant aromas of green and red bell peppers, some dark fruit on the palate, a leaner cabernet, highlights the dustiness, the "rutherford dust"
filled with dark berries, earthy and with a little pepper on the nose. palate opens up to black currants, a little smokiness and leather, complex layers of flavors, dried fruit and tea leaves approach during the finish, wonderful length.
More notes of plum and oak than the 04 but still very elegant. Very smooth finish.
Black cherry, chocolate, smooth. Fruit forward, light smoke. Great acid, beautiful balance.
Fantastic! Long finish,rich in aromatics of black cherries, coffee,chocolate and fresh crushed mint. Amber around the edges showing some maturity with that classic earthy taste from an aged wine. It drinks exceptionally well for a 1988.
Liked this so much we bought 5 more bottles. Should have gotten a case. Don't confuse it for the Martha's Vineyard version, I can't speak for that one. But this one was a great value - on sale for $30 per bottle. One note from the wine school - if you have them, drink them, they won't get better from here on out.
External Reviews for Heitz Napa Cabernet
Well-oaked but not overdone, giving it a mocha scent and smooth texture, and it is complex in flavor, with the wood matching up to currant, anise, coffee and dill nuances, finishing with fine-grain tannins. Drink now through 2009. 2,814 cases made. -JL
Minty currant and cedary oak flavors precede a firm, dry, tannic Cabernet that is well-balanced with chewy cherry, plum and wild berry flavors. Best to decant an hour before serving. Best from 2004 through 2010. 4,449 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1998 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 750ml
Minty currant and cedary oak flavors precede a firm, dry, tannic Cabernet that is well-balanced with chewy cherry, plum and wild berry flavors. Best to decant an hour before serving. Best from 2004 through 2010. 4,449 cases made. Wine Spectator, Jun 15, 2003, James Laube
A rich well-balanced youthful rendition with complex currant herb mineral sage pepper and cedar flavors that firm up and turn tannic on the finish picking up a leathery flavor. Despite an uneven vintage Heitz has a knack for making well-balanced wines even in lesser years. This one s worth a try. Wine Spectator.