Heitz Cellar Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Very nicely resolved for this early in a Trailside. Blackberries, black plum, dark sour cherries, cherries, dates, spice-box, dark dry earth with crushed rocks, tobacco, soft leather, dry & fresh dark florals, great acidity and finish.

Very nicely resolved for this early in a Trailside. Blackberries, black plum, dark sour cherries, cherries, dates, spice-box, dark dry earth with crushed rocks, tobacco, soft leather, dry & fresh dark florals, great acidity and finish.

9.2

Ryan Davis Delectable Pro

03

03

9.2

Bob Schroeck

Still very good after 17 years! My favorite wine of all time. Vintage 2003; enjoyed on 4/25/2020

Still very good after 17 years! My favorite wine of all time. Vintage 2003; enjoyed on 4/25/2020

9.4

Zach Zerbe

Absolutely incredible

Absolutely incredible

9.5

Aaron Tan Delectable Pro

My first Heitz and it's surprisingly elegant for a warm vintage. Drinking at its peak now, or perhaps even in its decline (did not hold out till the next day). On the nose, ripe black fruits, dried florals, pyrazine, anise, tobacco, wood, balsamic notes. The palate brings along some sour cherries, leather, and rocks. Tannins fully resolved and acidity remarkably present. Finish was alright (medium). Interesting to note that AC found the alcohol (14.5%) prominent, although I didn't think it was a problem. Balanced to me and I found the wine quite enjoyable. More importantly, I'm very convinced that I need to try more Heitz Cellar wines (sadly, the winery's been sold).

My first Heitz and it's surprisingly elegant for a warm vintage. Drinking at its peak now, or perhaps even in its decline (did not hold out till the next day). On the nose, ripe black fruits, dried florals, pyrazine, anise, tobacco, wood, balsamic notes. The palate brings along some sour cherries, leather, and rocks. Tannins fully resolved and acidity remarkably present. Finish was alright (medium). Interesting to note that AC found the alcohol (14.5%) prominent, although I didn't think it was a problem. Balanced to me and I found the wine quite enjoyable. More importantly, I'm very convinced that I need to try more Heitz Cellar wines (sadly, the winery's been sold).

9.2

Bill Mowry

Delicious, smooth and the hit of the night at our house.

Delicious, smooth and the hit of the night at our house.

9.5

Todd Parsons

Lush cab, drinking really well now. 2003 on 12/24/15

Lush cab, drinking really well now. 2003 on 12/24/15

9.4

Jean-Philip Journeault

2003

2003

8.9

Dyann Panepinto

2003 Vintage on Valentine's Day 2014....great cab! PA Chairman Select....

2003 Vintage on Valentine's Day 2014....great cab! PA Chairman Select....

8.8

Ma R

Very poor showing against the 2000 and the 2005 Saint-Pierre. Also a lesser wine than the much better priced 2004 Vina Ardanza.

Very poor showing against the 2000 and the 2005 Saint-Pierre. Also a lesser wine than the much better priced 2004 Vina Ardanza.

7.5

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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