No other vineyard name in America is recognized as often as "Martha's Vineyard" as a symbol of leadership in quality, and excellence.
The vineyard of Tom and Martha May has received international recognition since the Heitz family began producing Cabernet Sauvignon from it in 1966. The two families' bond and mutual dedication to excellence have grown over the veers as close as the names on the label signify. Heitz Cellars receives the entire production from the famed vineyard in Oakville for its limited edition of vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon. Its distinctive minty, characteristics, rich flavors, and overall balance have made it one of the most identifiable Cabernet Sauvignons in the world, and one of the most sought after. To add to its overall complexities, the 100 percent varietal Cabernet is aged for a year in American oak tanks and two and a half years in French limousin oak barrels. Traditionally the wine is released in the fifth year after harvest in small quantities over a five-year marketing period to ensure a fair allocation of this exceptional wine from the Napa Valley.
"Opens with powerful aromas of cedar, toasty oak and vanilla perfume framing ripe black currant and mocha. Turns wonderfully smooth in the mouth. Plump and ripe in cherry and currant fruit, it’s beautiful now, but has the tannins and balance to last forever. "
"Spicy mint and bay leaf aromas mingle with ripe currant and black cherry fruit, turning smooth and elegant on the palate while displaying richness, depth and concentration; finishes with a full chorus of ripe fruit flavors and firm yet supple tannins. Drink now through 2012. 4,213 cases made."