1985 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • JR 95
  • WA 94

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JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2011
Lovely, complex, minerally beauitfully balanced claret - not unlike Ch Latour, At its peak. A bottle from the late Bill Baker's cellar... 18.5/20
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1995
In some tastings this wine has been controversial because it was alleged to have a damp woody musty character. In the March tasting (my seventh look at this brilliant wine) I found it once again to be clean and hardly... In some tastings this wine has been controversial because it was alleged to have a damp woody musty character. In the March tasting (my seventh look at this brilliant wine) I found it once again to be clean and hardly controversial - unless explosive richness and ripeness as well as gobs of sweet fruit presented in a full-bodied powerful style are objectionable. The wine was more developed and open than I expected. The mint/eucalyptus character which can be extremely intense in the Martha's Vineyard cuvee was presented in a subtle fashion. Expansive and chewy with superb ripe fruit and concentration this wine should continue to drink well for 10-20 years.</P>
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1985

Winery

Heitz

Heitz Wine Cellars is located in the eastern hills of Napa Valley’s St. Helena. The original winery was founded by Joe and Alice Heitz in 1961. They purchased their first vineyard, 8 acres, just south of St. Helena that was mostly planted with Grignolino. In 1964 , they acquired their 160-acre ranch and winery in Spring Valley where Joe focused on Cabernet Sauvignon. The following year they made a serendipitous connection with Tom and Martha May who owned the famous Martha’s Vineyard.

After a handshake deal firm enough to last decades and a single harvest of the May’s remarkable Cabernet grapes, Joe and Alice Heitz gained exclusive lease on Martha’s Vineyard. In 1966, Joe crafted the first Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - a wine so remarkable that the two families decided to add a vineyard designation to the Heitz Cellars' label, initiating that concept in the Napa Valley.

Heitz has expanded their agricultural operations to encompass 1,100 acres of vineyards located throughout Napa Valley's finest winemaking appellations and has planted grapes on 425 of those acres. Their portfolio of wines included not only their signature Cabernets, but also Chardonnay, Zinfandel and their inherited specialty, Grignolino.

Amidst the myriad of wines being swirled in the Napa Valley today, the legacy of Joe and Alice Heitz continues to stand out. Second generation Kathleen Heitz Myers and David Heitz are now at the helm as president and winemaker. Both have been instrumental in the development of Heitz Cellars' reputation for excellence since the 1970s.