Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Trailside Vineyard 2004

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rich nose of black currant....on the palatte his of vanilla and chocolate with silky tannins and a lasting finish

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Heitz Wine Cellars:
Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the locals as Spring Valley. In 1964, Joe and Alice Heitz acquired this 160-acre ranch and winery to accommodate their burgeoning family business. The gray stone cellar, constructed of hand-chiseled perlite in 1898, safeguards Heitz' collection of French oak barrels which are filled with aging wine. The... Read more
Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the locals as Spring Valley. In 1964, Joe and Alice Heitz acquired this 160-acre ranch and winery to accommodate their burgeoning family business. The gray stone cellar, constructed of hand-chiseled perlite in 1898, safeguards Heitz' collection of French oak barrels which are filled with aging wine. The rich patina of its weathered walls is in perfect harmony with the high-tech equipment dotting the landscape of the winery's grounds in the 21st century. Second generation Kathleen Heitz Myers and David Heitz are now at the helm as president and winemaker. They have each been integral to the success of the family business since the 1970s, helping to build the worldwide reputation for Heitz Cellars --- a name that has become synonymous with luxury in the world of winemaking. Heitz Wine Cellars has earned countless accolades for its dazzling wines every year since 1961. Their three renowned vineyard-designated wines --- Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Bella Oaks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon --- are the highlight of the winery's distinguished resumé. Heitz' remarkable Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has been a collector's favorite for over 40 years. Wine Spectator underscored this wine's legendary status by selecting Martha's Vineyard Cabernet as one of the Top 12 wines of the 20th Century. Heitz Wine Cellars' Chardonnay, Grignolino, Zinfandel and Port have also earned their share of ardent fans over the years. To many admirers, the Heitz label is the premiere symbol of fine wine and graceful hospitality. "We handcraft our wines with the utmost respect for the incomparable vineyards of the Napa Valley. It's a real pleasure to share a bit of their magical bounty in every bottle of wine we make." - Kathleen Heitz Myers, President Since the winery ranch also includes the Heitz' family home, we direct visitors to our original site on St. Helena Highway where we have welcomed wine lovers for almost half a century. Read less
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Member Reviews for Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Trailside Vineyard

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Vintage: 2000 10/17/2012

rich nose of black currant....on the palatte his of vanilla and chocolate with silky tannins and a lasting finish


External Reviews for Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Trailside Vineyard

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Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

From first sip to glorious finish, the 2004 Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of this superb vintage. This wine is a Rutherford classic, deeply-hued and powerful, with a lush bouquet of fresh raspberry. Its vibrant core of Cabernet fruit is beautifully wrapped in French oak with a slight hint of vanilla. Skillfully balanced with firm tannins and lively acidity, it soars to an unforgettable finish. Decant this wine to enjoy today, or cellar it and reward yourself in years to come. - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2002 05/17/2010

Spicy, toasty oak is wrapped around ripe cherry, plum and currant flavors that fold together nicely, gaining depth and complexity and ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2013. 2,707 cases made. -JL The 2002 Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a tribute to the marvelous character of its Rutherford terroir and to the purity of the varietal.Powerful and beguiling, this deeply-hued wine awakens the senses with the aroma of ripened blackberry, ripe cherry and slight notes of cedar. Then the palate fills with the mouth-watering flavors of rich, dark fruit seamlessly integrated with French Limousin oak. Impeccably balanced with firm tannins and a supple structure, this luscious Cabernet soars to a harmonious, lengthy finish. It is certain to impress those who drink it today as well as those who choose to cellar. - Winery


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Vintage: 2002 10/12/2009

In the early 1980s, the Heitz Family acquired the Trailside vineyard. Compared to Heitz's other single vineyards, this bottle is considered the most robust and powerful style with bold fruit and assertive but upfront use of new oak.


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Vintage: 1995 01/16/2009

Starts out a touch lean and minty, with a spicy, herbaceous edge to the currant and tart blackberry before fleshing out. Needs a little time. Best from 2002 through 2008. 1,219 cases made Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1995 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1994 01/16/2009

An understated style, with a rustic array of herb, currant, berry, sage and tealike flavors. Turns tannic and dry on the finish. Best from 2001 through 2008. 3,912 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1994 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard 750ml



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