Nose

The 2013 Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the classic Martha’s characteristics. Notes of mint, bay leaf, cocoa powder, blackberries, ripe raspberries and black cherry are complemented by the signature kiss of Limousin oak for a sub- tle baking spice and Madagascar vanilla lift.

Palate

On the palate, this wine wins you over with its generous, silky tannin structure with a finish that reminds you of its aging potential. The signature of the 2013 is its concentration of flavor from a near per- fect growing season, and a bold structure that guarantees a long life of cellar aging

Growing Conditions

Martha's Vineyard Certified organic by CCOF A textbook growing season led to excellent ripening conditions rewarding us with a high-quality crop. The warm spring led to an early bud break, exceptional weather through flowering brought consistent fruit set, and the even growing season al- lowed berries to ripen and mature to their full flavor potential.

Winemaking

When fermentations were complete, we were impressed with the powerful tannin structure these young wines possessed. Heitz Cellar’s long barrel aging regime for our single-vineyard Cab- ernet Sauvignons softens the structure of these wines to enjoy them upon release, and cellaring for 15+ years will see why 2013 is a vintage to remember.

Aging

1 year in neutral oak tanks, 3 years in 100% new French Limousin oak barrels, followed by 1 year cellared in bottle.