Heitz Cellar

Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.137 ratings
9.17 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
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Second day in Napa. Again at Zuzu, one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Napa. Fresh from Heitz Cellar. Very closed nose at the beginning, but after one hour, it totally blossoms. Restrained ripe black fruits, suis bois, sweet cinnamon, black pepper, hint of shiitake mushrooms and tons of herbs. Wonderful structure, medium body, still very very young. Partly resolved tannin, bone dry. This is so balanced and it is a killer for old world wine lovers like me. 14.5% alc. 2005 vintage

Second day in Napa. Again at Zuzu, one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Napa. Fresh from Heitz Cellar. Very closed nose at the beginning, but after one hour, it totally blossoms. Restrained ripe black fruits, suis bois, sweet cinnamon, black pepper, hint of shiitake mushrooms and tons of herbs. Wonderful structure, medium body, still very very young. Partly resolved tannin, bone dry. This is so balanced and it is a killer for old world wine lovers like me. 14.5% alc. 2005 vintage

Jun 14th, 2017
Kelly Hulme

Hitting its stride...an aged cab that's easy to love. The bone-in ribeye didn't hurt, either.

Hitting its stride...an aged cab that's easy to love. The bone-in ribeye didn't hurt, either.

Apr 6th, 2016
Carson Gray

Sommelier, Director of Adult Beverage & Restaurant Development @ HMSHost

8.8

Still a baby... Showing well, but needs a lot more time.

Still a baby... Showing well, but needs a lot more time.

Dec 29th, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.5

2005!

2005!

Feb 5th, 2014
Eric Vishria

I like this wine/vineyard consistently

I like this wine/vineyard consistently

Oct 6th, 2017
Scotty Jones

Beautiful bottle for a 5th Anniversary celebration. Paired nicely with the bone in ribeye.

Beautiful bottle for a 5th Anniversary celebration. Paired nicely with the bone in ribeye.

Jul 17th, 2016
Ronald H Rea

2005 on March27, 2016. Excellent with beef tenderloin! And family!

2005 on March27, 2016. Excellent with beef tenderloin! And family!

Mar 28th, 2016
Richard Steinberg

Chewy. Some earthiness and tobacco. Big black fruit. Needs some time. A few years.

Chewy. Some earthiness and tobacco. Big black fruit. Needs some time. A few years.

May 3rd, 2015
Kelly Robb

New friends!

New friends!

Apr 1st, 2015
Paco Suro

Haven't had a Trailside since the 1997 that made such an impression. Black cherries. Rich and silky. Big. Great legs!

Haven't had a Trailside since the 1997 that made such an impression. Black cherries. Rich and silky. Big. Great legs!

Feb 10th, 2015