|Category||Cabernet Sauvignon Wine|
|Region||California, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine|
Heitz Cellar Marthas Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine 750ml
Martha’s Vineyard sits perfectly situated on the well-drained soils of the Oakville appellation’s western benchlands, receiving only the soft morning sun. This aspect, and the underlying terroir, provide a long cool growing season that helps the site produce wines of incredible depth, while maintaining the elegance and balance that has become synonymous with Heitz Cellar.
The 2014 vintage had a dry and cool growing season. The fruit expressed complexity early on, which helped capture the essence of the Heitz Cellar elegant style of winemaking. The 2014 harvest produced well-balanced fruit that boasted a superb depth and concentration that shines through now and will continue to develop for decades to come. The palate expresses a perfect balance of elegance and texture. The structure conveys a wine that could age for a century, but with the polished tannins and freshness that make it enjoyable today. It is a wine full of harmony and a unique, almost mysterious quality. Martha’s Vineyard is a true Napa Valley icon.
WE 100 Wine Enthusiast
From the famous Oakville site, this aged wine spends three years in 100% new French oak, one in neutral oak and an additional year in bottle. Though it has had time to evolve, it has years to go to unfurl its core of eucalyptus, mint and cedar. It shows an unmistakable crispness of red fruit, orange peel and stone, all honed by a grippy, generous palate. Enjoy 2024– 2034.
D 97 Decanter
Martha’s Vineyard is one of the most famous vineyards in the US, and the 2014 vintage from this hallowed site is as good as it gets for Napa Valley Cabernet. At every turn it exudes class, structure and a definitive air. Aromatically it commands you to pay attention; the palate will give you no choice. A thunderous wine in every dimension, giving off its classic mint and eucalyptus notes with perfectly harnessed power. The finish is a showstopper in its length and persistence. Tasted across five days, it was constantly on the ascent for the first two and a half, and perfectly enjoyable on the fourth. A true work of art.
WS 95 Wine Spectator
Intense for the piercing beam of raspberry and red currant coulis flavors, this is distinctive, offering racy star anise, sassafras, mint and rooibos tea accents. Very focused through the finish. Drink now through 2040.