2014 Heitz Cellar - Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Heitz Cellar - Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

5/20/2021, 1:31:44 AM
2014 Heitz Cellar - Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (93 pts) @heitzcellar โ„น๏ธ This wine is ๐Ÿ’ฏ Cabernet Sauvignon from the Trailside Vineyard in the Rutherford AVA of Napa Valley, California. Trailside Vineyard is aged in a range of French oak vessels, both new and old, from barriques to large oak vats for four years, followed by two years in bottle. ๐Ÿ‘ Deep ruby color. ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe and stewed blackberry, black raspberry, black plum, cedar, dark fruit leather, licorice, blackcurrant leaf, dried herbs, and pine needles. ๐Ÿ‘„ The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium ripe tannins, high alcohol (14.5%), and medium+ body. The ripe fruit dominates the palate but with remarkable acidity and balanced tannins. A medium+ length finish of ripe black fruit, dried herbs, and oak spice. ๐Ÿ”” Another classically styled Napa Cabernet shows concentration without being heavy. Everything is in the right place. The oak aging regiment softened the tannins to make this quite enjoyable even though young. Trailside Vineyard is in the Goldilocks zone. It is a step up in quality from the regular Napa Valley bottling but far more accessible than the big sister Martha's Vineyard bottling. Heitz Cellar keeps making great wines with an evident pedigree. ๐Ÿ’ฐ ~$110 #vin #lovewine #๐Ÿท #wineterroir #wine #heitzcellar #napa #napavalley #cabernetsauvignon #napawine #napavalleywine #rutherford

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