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.
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.