1980 Heitz Cellars "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon SKU #900482

$149.99

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Tasting Notes

90 points from John Gilman's history of Heitz, his 2011 review of the 1980 Martha's Vineyard: "The 1980 Martha’s Vineyard is a lovely wine that is just now reaching its apogee of peak maturity. It is not a great year for Martha’s, which shows itself with just a touch of backend bitterness, but this is a very small point in what is otherwise a very nice, more measured vintage of this lovely wine. The bouquet is à point and quite classic in its aromatic blend of red and black cherries, mint, cigar ash, lovely soil tones, incipient notes of chipotle and just a touch of tariness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite refined on the attack, with good mid-palate depth, melted tannins, lovely focus and very good length and grip on the finish. There is a possibility that the touch of backend bitterness here will vanish with more bottle age, and if this is the case, then my score will seem conservative. 2011-2030+." (Heitz Wine Cellars: Celebrating Fifty Years of Napa Valley Excellence, The View from the Cellar, 06/2011)

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