2007 Heitz Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon “Martha’s Vineyard” (Color Label) Napa Valley.
With the Color label (only used in the best of years), the 2007 Heitz Martha’s is telling you there is something special in the bottle, like the legends 1974, 1985 and 1997, and this is a true Napa Classic with it’s own hallmark characteristics and unique terroir. The nose starts with black currants, smoke, licorice and vanilla leading to that classic palate of minty chocolate, think dark coco and peppermint, boysenberry, blackberry, coconut, briar and cedar spice with creamy Limousin oak toast all wrapped in fine firm tannins. The finish lingers on and there is plenty of vibrant life is this top notch Cabernet Sauvignon. While the price is not easy on the wallet, this is a fantastic Martha’s and most likely be a huge collector’s hit, and from what I tasted could rival the best vintages of this wine.
($200+ Est.) 95-97 Points, grapelive

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