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1986 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard

  • 88 WA
  • 86 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 51696-1986

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Shows aromas of dried mint, sage and dried currant and cedar. Rich and complex, yet the tannins stick out, ending with a drying aftertaste.--'76/'86 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard reveals a garnet color, with some amber just beginning to appear at the rim. Although uncomplex, the nose offers sweet, curranty fruit, and damp, earthy, foresty aromas. The wine's attack reveals sweet, full-bodied, cherry and black fruit flavors, and a robust, concentrated finish. The coarse, astringent tannin kept my score from going higher. This could still turn out to be an outstanding wine, but the thick, juicy fruit it exhibited in its youth appears to have quickly taken a back seat to the wine's structural components ... acidity and tannin. It can be drunk or cellared for another 10-15+ years. This wine was less impressive than when I first tasted it.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: iamawineguy
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 630 bottles owned
  • 155 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 155 collectors)