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Heitz Cellar Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
SKU: 12162

Heitz Cellar Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

  • wa93+
  • ws93


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Located at the base of the Vaca Mountain range along the eastern edge of Rutherford, the Trailside Vineyard captures the heart of the Rutherford terroir, vinified in our classic Heitz style. The well-drained volcanic soil of this parcel allows the vineyard to convey the essence of the growing season, year after year. 2016 was a near-perfect growing season in the Napa Valley. We see this evoked in Trailside; vibrant notes of rustic red fruit, rosemary, sage, and thyme are all supported by mouthwatering tannins and a soft and luxurious finish. Aged for four years in our cellar followed by a one-year in the bottle, this wine was created with your immediate enjoyment in mind and will continually evolve over the next 20+ years.
Wine Advocate
  • wa93+

Marked by scents of bay leaf, sage, cherries and cassis, the full-bodied 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard is dense but with a classic linear Cabernet structure. Quite sculpted and fresh for valley-floor fruit, it's focused and long on the finish, gently dusty but firm. Once a walnut grove, the vineyard extends from the Silverado Trail down toward the Napa River, with this bottling using fruit from both the rocky, lower bench section of the vineyard near the road and a sandier parcel closer to the river.

May 31, 2022
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Fresh, with racy red currant, Damson and red cherry fruit flavors running through. Flecked with light savory notes and hints of sassafras, with an iron note lacing the piercing finish. Latent grip too, so cellar for maximum effect. Drink now through 2035.

November 15, 2021

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