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The November 2019 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 11/7/2019 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #593. Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 1997

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 97 JG.
"There have only been three vintages in the history of the Martha’s Vineyard bottling that have been given unique labels by the winery: the 1974, 1985 and 1997. When I asked Kathleen Heitz Myers about this, she said that the special labels were selected to denote vintages of absolutely extraordinary character. The 1997, which was only the second vintage to be produced from the replanted vineyard, is indeed a brilliant young vintage of Martha’s, as it soars from the glass in a deep and youthfully beautiful blend of black cherries, cassis, saddle leather, woodsmoke, gentle notes of eucalyptus and still a touch of cedary oak spice. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and rock solid at the core, with ripe tannins, excellent focus and outstanding length and grip on the perfectly poised finish. A tad less ripe than some of the recent vintages, the 1997 Martha’s tips the scales at 14.3 percent alcohol and seems likely to be one of the all-time classics in the history of this bottling." View From The Cellar, May/June 2011, Issue #33
Provenance: The Carotte Cellar
Notes: Nicked label, #33778.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $150


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