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Hess 'Allomi' Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine Review Rated 90 This is a young Cabernet meant to be drunk young. Its outgoing aromas of currants, berries, dusty earth, roasted vanilla bean and creme caramel are entirely accessible now with nothing held in reserve, and its round, supple, somewhat soft texture is the right vehicle for the rich, lush, lightly chocolaty, well-fruited flavors that follow on. It can age a few years, but its lifeline is not enormous so drink it up now in its lusty youth. Wine Tasting Notes Dark black with red hues, this wine is full-bodied with rich flavors of chocolate covered cherries, ripe plum, cassis and spice. The influence of aging the wine for 18 months in new American oak imparts subtle hints of vanilla and nutmeg that yield to the dominant fruit characteristics, ending with a long elegant finish. Accessible now, this wine will continue to age gracefully.

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The Hess Collection Vineyards:
The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, and single vineyard designates from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. A leader in sustainable and organic practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philoso... Read more
The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, and single vineyard designates from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. A leader in sustainable and organic practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philosophy; “Nurture the land; return what you take.” Located in the historic stone winery originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier, the winery first opened to the public in 1989. It since has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs, and provides free public access to Donald Hess’ extensive private Contemporary Art Museum. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Hess 'Allomi' Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
2.50 5
12/14/2009

Shoe polish, bay leaf, small black fruits, oak, roasted herbs, thyme all are layered on the nose. This is smooth and rich but also hollow. There’s plenty of extract to work with but this is either closed or just remarkably lifeless with plenty of ripe fruit flavors that just sit on your tongue. The finish is drying and tannic, if very chocolaty and long. 84pts


External Reviews for Hess 'Allomi' Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Intensives Purpur-Rubin. Reife Kirschen und Korinthenschokolade in der warmen Nase, auch Pralinen, Walnuss und Brombeeren. Samtiger Gaumen mit weichen Tanninen und süsslichem Extrakt, Datteln und Gianduja in der Mitte, perfekte Balance, vielschichtige Waldbeeren- und Kirschenfrucht bis ins sanft nachklingende Finale.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

This vintage displays notes of toffee, vanilla bean and hickory on the nose, which lead into black cherry, pomegranate and black licorice on the palate. Seamless tannins flow through the mid palate and then dovetail into a dark chocolate finish



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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine Review Rated 90 This is a young Cabernet meant to be drunk young. Its outgoing aromas of currants, berries, dusty earth, roasted vanilla bean and creme caramel are entirely accessible now with nothing held in reserve, and its round, supple, somewhat soft texture is the right vehicle for the rich, lush, lightly chocolaty, well-fruited flavors that follow on. It can age a few years, but its lifeline is not enormous so drink it up now in its lusty youth. Wine Tasting Notes Dark black with red hues, this wine is full-bodied with rich flavors of chocolate covered cherries, ripe plum, cassis and spice. The influence of aging the wine for 18 months in new American oak imparts subtle hints of vanilla and nutmeg that yield to the dominant fruit characteristics, ending with a long elegant finish. Accessible now, this wine will continue to age gracefully.

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