Heitz Cellar

Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3840 ratings
9.2154 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Shengli Hu

Medium concentration, ruby color. Red flowers, red and dark cherry, red berries, blackberry, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet spices, tea leaves, faint tobacco. Silky fine tannins, medium acidity. Rather reflective of the raining 2016 vintage in the valley. 3 years in new French oak, 1.5 years in bottle.

Medium concentration, ruby color. Red flowers, red and dark cherry, red berries, blackberry, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet spices, tea leaves, faint tobacco. Silky fine tannins, medium acidity. Rather reflective of the raining 2016 vintage in the valley. 3 years in new French oak, 1.5 years in bottle.

Jun 18th, 2022
Matt Sterr

Rutherford berries & dust. Nice tannin.

Rutherford berries & dust. Nice tannin.

Jul 28th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

This vineyard has been part of the Heitz estate since 1984, one of their three single vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 4 years in 100% new French Limousin oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits with rustic spices. On the palate, raspberry, black cherry and blackberry flavors with vanilla, tobacco, tomato leaf and licorice notes. Full-body, fine soft tannins, long finish, nicely integrated, balanced with acidity ending with sweet earthy, nutty character. Very Nice! Tasting Sample!

This vineyard has been part of the Heitz estate since 1984, one of their three single vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 4 years in 100% new French Limousin oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits with rustic spices. On the palate, raspberry, black cherry and blackberry flavors with vanilla, tobacco, tomato leaf and licorice notes. Full-body, fine soft tannins, long finish, nicely integrated, balanced with acidity ending with sweet earthy, nutty character. Very Nice! Tasting Sample!

Nov 23rd, 2019
Paco Suro

Wait for it... Still opening up. Tobacco, leather, and ripe blackberries. I would suggest another 5 years before it is in the zone. You know when it is 17 years old.

Wait for it... Still opening up. Tobacco, leather, and ripe blackberries. I would suggest another 5 years before it is in the zone. You know when it is 17 years old.

Jun 10th, 2018
Sean Genn

Still bright and showing some cassis, blackberry, dried herbs and graphite. This is aging very well.

Still bright and showing some cassis, blackberry, dried herbs and graphite. This is aging very well.

Mar 29th, 2018
Charlie Evans

Trailside is an incredible value

Trailside is an incredible value

Jan 18th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Nice bottle development.

Nice bottle development.

Jan 8th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Firm but still velvety tannins with hint of vanilla, lovely notes of black cherries, blackberry, cocoa and cassis

Firm but still velvety tannins with hint of vanilla, lovely notes of black cherries, blackberry, cocoa and cassis

Dec 16th, 2017
Skye LaTorre

Sommelier The Meatball Shop

9.2

Bottled September 1995

Bottled September 1995

Dec 8th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Classic! Lean and balanced.

Classic! Lean and balanced.

Nov 22nd, 2017