2010 Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard

Year: 2010
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA-California
Vinous Media: 96
James Suckling: 95
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$189.95

"Not surprisingly, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard is the least expressive of these wines. At the same time, so much of its appeal is in its tightly-coiled energy and tension. Cherry pit, smoke, blood orange, mint and spice open up with time in the glass, but the 2010 is clearly built for cellaring. The wine's brightness and focus are compelling, but the 2010 needs time." (VM)

"Violets and blue fruits. Thai mint and basil. Full-bodied, very tight and long. Tangy and beautiful. Tight and fresh acidity. Beautiful and so drinkable. From organic grapes. Drink now or hold. " (JS)

"The mighty Martha's spends three-and-a-half years aging in French Limousin oak barrels. It has years to go, its structure so expertly captured in the bottle, yet still willing to impart a lightness of sage and sarsaparilla, the tannins firm and integrated, with slight hints of cigar, coconut and that ever-famous mint. Drink now through 2025." (WE)

Winery Notes:
With all the grace and power of a dancer, the 2010 Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet is something to behold.

This wine is so inviting with rich aromas of boysenberry, cassis and that classic Martha’s mint, all tightly woven around a sweet core. On the palate rich, savory notes of French oak and hints of cigar box mingle with well-integrated tannins, culminating in a silky finish. Focused and precise, this is a classically proportioned Cabernet Sauvignon.

This is a wine so impressively structured that a great deal of its appeal lies in anticipating its potential. This is one Cabernet you’ll want to check in on for years to come.