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2005 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 31
RayOB Likes this wine: (95 points)
May 24, 2016 - The Judgement of Paris (67 Pall Mall): Absolutely lovely. Power depth and finesse. Yum Yum
jmprusko Does not like this wine: (85 points)
May 13, 2016 - felt like it was a bit oxidized, two bottles in a row, still have four left, maybe they'll be better
Eric Guido Likes this wine: (94 points)
April 5, 2016 - Rich, deep and intense, the 2005 Heitz Martha's has just entered its drinking window with an explosive bouquet of dark red fruits and exotic spice, minty herbs, and sweet tobacco as hints of fresh cedar joined the fray and added depth. It was like silk on the palate, weighty yet remarkably refined, with crushed black cherry and blackberry preserves, spice, minerals, and savory herbs, followed by fine tannin providing grip. The finish showed more of its youthful structure with saturating dark fruits and a hint of bitter herbs. The 2005 Heitz Martha’s is simply stunning.
NapaInBaltimore Likes this wine: (97 points)
March 29, 2016 - Wow! This juice rocks. Truly exceptional, and may even rival some of the older, more famous Martha's Vineyard vintages I've tried in the past, if my biased memory is correct. Beautiful color, opaque, dark ruby, still appears on the young side. Bouquet is wonderful even as it's poured, mainly dark berries and perhaps a touch of mint, to my untrained nose. Flavors are multi-layered and lingering, but definitely smack of concentrated black currant, plus hints of eucalyptus (which I may be tasting purely due to knowing that's a "classic" flavor in great cabs from the Oakville valley floor terroir -- although I am entirely convinced there's a subtle eucalyptus note in there!). I consider myself lucky to have had a chance to enjoy this great wine.
srshane Likes this wine: (93 points)
March 27, 2016 - I decanted it 2 hours ahead of time and it still needed more time to fully open. It was drinking beautifully 3-4 hours after opening.
Pro Reviews 5
View From the Cellar
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
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Heitz, Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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.
- 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 Codes 098803010531, 098803010838, 098803010937, 098803120537
- Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
- In Cellars 831 (81%)
- Consumed 187 (18%)
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