Sunday, March 20, 2011
Heitz Napa Valley Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Wine Review (NW)
Beatiful mint, dark chocolate, and black currant on the nose
Full bodied, dense, and firm on the palate
Dense layers on the finish of eucalyptus, boysenberry, herbs, and more dark chocolate
At 12 years old, this wine is still incredibly youthful, dense, and vibrant. I bet that it's getting better every year in the bottle and won't peak for another decade. It's firm and dense with rich layers following an incredible mint chocolate nose. What a treat!
Here's a legendary Cab from a small plot of land that took the wine world by storm in the early 1970's. Since then, many beautiful wines have been produced from this vineyard and the prices have only climbed modestly compared to some of its peers. This bottle goes for around $130. Raise a glass!