Heitz Cellar’s flagship Cabernet from Martha’s vineyard was one of the wines in the 1976 Judgement of Paris, an event that changed the world’s view of Napa Cabernet, and propelled the entire Napa Valley forward onto the serious wine region now recognized internationally.
Today I am offering a piece of that proud history to your cellar! The 2014 vintage which is just released (They are aged in oak barrel for 4 years, followed by 2 years resting in the bottle!! Longer than most Napa Wineries, resulting in a wine that is ready to be enjoyed upon release and/or can be age for longer if desired)
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2014 was another great year in Napa Valley and we see this quality reflected in our Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose expresses the classic characteristics we love from this site; notes of bay leaf, mint, anise, and dark chocolate are complemented by sweet black fruit, fresh red plum, and a touch of warm vanilla from our Limousin Oak aging program. Although 2014 was historically and earlier vintage, the microclimate of Martha’s Vineyard allowed the fruit to hang for the right amount of time on the vine to reach perfect phenolic ripeness. The smooth and classic structure is a result of softening over time with 3 full years of aging in new French oak. We are thrilled to share this wine that is a pleasure to drink upon release but will reward those connoisseurs with the patience to lay this bottle down for 10+ years.