I had this wine twice over a period of thirty days, rating it an astounding 99 and 98 points. A monumental California Cabernet Sauvignon, it appears to have approached its plateau of maturity but should easily last for 20-25 more years. There is no rust, amber, or brown to the saturated dark purple color. The spectacular, huge, Mouton-Rothschild-like nose of mint, cassis, lead pencil, and toast is remarkably youthful. Staggeringly concentrated, this full-bodied, super-rich wine possesses moderate tannin, fresh, lively acidity, and a blockbuster, rich, fleshy finish. This is a monumental effort! (RP)
On my recent trip to California, however, one of the most memorable wines - despite all those Cheval Blancs and Yquems - was a bottle of that classic Heitz Cellars, Martha’s Vineyard 1974 Napa Valley served blind. Complete and completely stunning still. All California Cab sceptics should taste this.
Deep garnet, openly spicy, with fresh mint, currant, cedar and anise flavors that are rich and concentrated, firm and complex. this is aging well, though a shade past its prime, finishing with a trace of oxidation and hint of nuttiness. Nonetheless, still alive and well; just mature. (JL, Web-2004)
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