Red

2005 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Oakville
Drink between 2011 - 2023
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • raypedia Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 12, 2014 - En magnum, showing beautifully. Brooding dark fruit aromas, dusty elements. Deep, opaque color, full bodied. More dark fruit on the palate, still bright and sweet notes tempered with dusty notes, some graphite and earthy undertones. Grippy tannins that seem to be just starting to integrate. Tart acidity, and long finish.

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  • austinbeeman Likes this wine: (96 points)

    April 30, 2014 - Ok. My tastes have really changed on this. On May 16, 2013: I rated this only 87 points.

    Today, it was the stand out of the tasting. A true wine of Napa Valley Terroir with an awesome herbal complexity (dare I say Eucalyptus) that defines everything about this wine. This isn't about Cabernet - this is about the taste of Martha's Vineyard. Medium weight body that reminds one of the refinement in good Bordeaux. Layered and complex. This wine would really reward more attention than I was able to pay it.

    $250 OH Retail
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  • cabber Likes this wine: (95 points)

    March 27, 2014 - California cabs 1995-1997 v. 2005-2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Huge nose, tannic, young. Great potential

  • redwiner Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 6, 2013 - Drinking perfect, as a Martha's should. 2005 vintage is hitting it's stride early, but I'm not surprised for that vintage.

  • rossi.wine wrote: (94 points)

    October 5, 2013 - Stunning nose, liquorice, forest notes, herbs, lots of red fruit, tobacco. Very round on the palate, driven by ripe succulent fruit, acidity and tannins are kicking in late, leading to a long, lingering and slightly spicy finish. Fantastic wine, great future, but delicious now.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Heitz Wine Cellars - Celebrating Fifty Years of Napa Valley Excellence

    (Cabernet Sauvignon “Martha’s Vineyard”- Heitz Wine Cellars) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, In Search of California’s New and Old Schools of Terroir

    (Cabernet Sauvignon “Martha’s Vineyard”- Heitz Cellars) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/10/2010 (link)

    (Heitz, Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/3/2014 (link) 93 points

    (Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard) Very dark red violet color; appealing, minty, dark chocolate, ripe cherry nose; rich, medium-plus bodied, ripe cherry, baked cherry, mint palate with sweet tannins; ready now; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/25/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard) Very dark red violet color; mint, cassis, red raspberry nose; tight, tasty, ripe cassis, mint palate with balance, needs 6-plus years; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Heitz Cellar
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Martha's Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville
  • UPC Code 098803010531

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (2%)
  • In Cellars 633 (86%)
  • Consumed 93 (13%)

Food Pairing

Beef, Game, Lamb, Light game

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  11 votes