6 PACK, 1500ml BOTTLES, $224.99 EACH
Napa Valley, United States
Since 1984, this outstanding vineyard has been part of the Heitz estate and produces one of our three, single-vineyard cabernet sauvignons. Nestled between Silverado Trail and Conn Creek on the fertile, eastern side of the Rutherford appellation, only the best blocks are selected for this terroir-driven cabernet sauvignon.
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, each block from Trailside is crushed and fermented separately and remains unblended during its year in neutral oak tanks. Upon moving to 100% new French Limousin oak barrels, each lot is continuously tasted and evaluated for two years after which the superior barrels are selected to become the Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines continue to age separately by lot for one more year in barrel, for a total of four full years in oak, before finally blending together for bottling. Once in bottle, the Trailside continues to mature for another year, until its release from our cellar.
95 Points, James Suckling
A rich and layered red with a full body and soft, round tannins. Lovely bayleaf and rose petal undertones. Chocolate and coffee. Denser palate. Plenty of length, but framed nicely. So drinkable but better with age. One for the cellar. Drink or hold.