Heitz Cellar Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - New Canaan Wine
Heitz Cellar Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
SKU: 10323

Heitz Cellar Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Heitz Cellar
Alcohol/vol 14%
The Palate of the 2014 Trailside vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the savory winter herbs of English Thyme and Bay Laurel that Trailside has become synonymous with. The long cool growing season created a structure of bright fresh acidity and a certain lift in the wines that we aspire to achieve each year.
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Trailside Vineyard has been a Rutherford estate site for Heitz Cellar since 1984, and produces one of the most undersung Cabernets in the Napa Valley. Martha's Vineyard may garner more attention, but the Trailside bottling is every bit its equal in terms of complexity. Softer and more nuanced than the rustic Martha's, the nose and texture here are dictionary definitions for Rutherford: dusty, plush and long. The finish is astounding in its power and relative weightlessness. A superb wine!

Wine Enthusiast
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From a Rutherford site, this 100% varietal, estate wine is aged similarly to the producer's fine Martha's Vineyard bottling, given plenty of time in new and neutral oak as well as in bottle. Beguiling spice and a warmth of red fruit provide tangy freshness around lengthy layers of salty oak, iron and baked plum.

Virginie Boone, May 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
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Juicy, with an engaging mix of red currant, blood orange and raspberry coulis fruit, laced with rooibos tea, mineral, sassafras and mineral notes. Ripe and tightly focused, showing a racy edge that imparts nice lift from start to finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,086 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2019