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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Heitz Trailside Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Heitz Trailside Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 60523)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In the early 1980s, the Heitz Family acquired a marvelous Rutherford vineyard bordered on one side by the Silverado Trail and nudged on the other by the Conn Creek.

In 1989, we introduced our Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon --- an opulent wine that consistently expresses its lineage in bold, luscious statements.

"Our Trailside Vineyard produces Cabernet grapes that are incredibly intense and flavorful. We try to enhance that natural bravado during our extended aging process by using new French oak barrels." David Heitz, Winemaker

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About Heitz Wine Cellars:

Heitz Wine Cellars has played a significant role in the history of Napa Valley winemaking since 1961. Founders, Joe and Alice Heitz, produced their first bottle of wine with a commitment to excellence that now spans three generations. Thoday, sibling team, Kathleen Heitz Myers and David Heitz, lead the family business as president and winemaker, producing wines that are recognized worldwide for their purity, balance and proven age-ability. Heitz Cellars is internationally acclaimed for the consistent brilliance of its vineyard-designated Cabernets. When Heitz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was introduced in 1966, it was the first Napa Cabernet with the vineyard-designation on the label.