Heitz Cellar

Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.236 ratings
9.36 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
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
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

I was impatient

I was impatient

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2019
Mo Salem

Opened this wine a bit too early. Needs minimum 3 more years. Has all the right ingredients...

Opened this wine a bit too early. Needs minimum 3 more years. Has all the right ingredients...

Aug 10th, 2020
Tom Garland

1.5 hour decant(no sediment). A thrilling Rhodolite Garnet color. On the nose: Muted notes of vanilla, cherry, cinnamon, and a hint of spicy mint. Taste: A soft/rich wine with raspberry, dusty cedar, cigar box...ends with a sour cherry slightly metallic medium plus finish. Tannins let you know not fully resolved...drinks well, but give it a few more years.

1.5 hour decant(no sediment). A thrilling Rhodolite Garnet color. On the nose: Muted notes of vanilla, cherry, cinnamon, and a hint of spicy mint. Taste: A soft/rich wine with raspberry, dusty cedar, cigar box...ends with a sour cherry slightly metallic medium plus finish. Tannins let you know not fully resolved...drinks well, but give it a few more years.

Jun 28th, 2020
Dana Wagner

Very good, robust Napa cabernet, but honestly at this price point and from this producer I was expecting something even more amazing.

Very good, robust Napa cabernet, but honestly at this price point and from this producer I was expecting something even more amazing.

Jun 7th, 2020
Alvaro Bustillos

Ypo hbs

Ypo hbs

Jan 14th, 2020
Brian Feist

2017 Judy

2017 Judy

Dec 29th, 2019
Alexander Motola

This was pretty great. We also just had the ‘09 a week ago. My wife compared it to an Acura NSX: powerful enough, sleek, reliable, and always food in every situation. I would agree. ABV was not overpowering, but palate was spot on.

This was pretty great. We also just had the ‘09 a week ago. My wife compared it to an Acura NSX: powerful enough, sleek, reliable, and always food in every situation. I would agree. ABV was not overpowering, but palate was spot on.

Oct 18th, 2019
P Plusquellec

Very enjoyable, esp sitting on vineyard patio

Very enjoyable, esp sitting on vineyard patio

Oct 5th, 2019
Anuj Mathur

subtle tannins, dark and red fruit notes, paired perfect with our homemade pizza.

subtle tannins, dark and red fruit notes, paired perfect with our homemade pizza.

May 4th, 2019