1987 Heitz - Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 750ml

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1987 Heitz - Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard
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Wine Advocate | 90

All three of the 1987 Heitz Cabernets are extremely tight, closed in, and unbelievably tannic and hard. The 1987 Martha's Vineyard possesses an opaque, dense ruby/purple color, and a shockingly subdued, almost non-existent nose. Only after five days of breathing did the famed mint and eucalyptus nose of the Martha's Vineyard Cabernet emerge! In the mouth, the wine is rich, burly, and full-bodied, but also tannic and unflattering to taste. To say the wine needs significant time in the cellar is an understatement.

Drink Dates: 1997-2010
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 79

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Wine Spectator | 92

Despite serious bottle variation, with some wines marked by sour aromas and flavors, the best bottles were elegant, with spicy, minty currant and chocolate character and smooth, fleshy tannins. Tasted four samples: Two were flawed, one was slightly off, but the last was in fine shape.--1987 California Cabernet horizontal. 4,740 cases made.

Drink Dates: 1997-2003
Author: James Laube


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More Vintages and Sizes of Heitz - Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard:

2009 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)
2001 (750ml)
1970 (750ml)

About This Producer


Heitz Wine Cellars is located in Spring Valley, in the eastern hills of St. Helena. In 1964, Joe and Alice Heitz acquired this 160-acre ranch and winery to accommodate their burgeoning family business.

Heitz Wine Cellars has earned countless accolades for its dazzling wines every year since 1961. Their three renowned vineyard-designated wines --- Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Bella Oaks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon --- are the highlight of the winery's distinguished resume.

Heitz' remarkable Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has been a collector's favorite for over 40 years. Wine Spectator underscored this wine's legendary status by selecting Martha's Vineyard Cabernet as one of the Top 12 wines of the 20th Century.

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