Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2011

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Smooth flavor, but a little too mellow

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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

Member Reviews for Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder

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Snooth User: dellamap
82450940
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/24/2011

Smooth flavor, but a little too mellow


Snooth User: clanata
144880721
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/22/2014

Five glasses


Snooth User: Wine Unfiltered
75759311
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/14/2009

Good. Decanting would probably make it lean towards very very good. Oaky, but not enough to make it an O Bomb. Sweet leather nose, solid tannic elements keep it grounded. Pull out the seared tbone and stewed tomato garlic swiss chard.


Snooth User: mbugbee
16357479
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 10/24/2009

Great example of a Napa mountain cab. Earlier vintages (99, 01) were even better. This wine was my first introduction so it and this winery will always be a personal favorite (helps too that I have family ties to the winery)

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  • Snooth User: diegelfam
    10150760
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2002 11/27/2008

    Great affordable cab


    Snooth User: BrennanMcG
    2930223
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2002 07/30/2007

    If anyone goes to Napa, I recommend this Winery. Its hard to pick one wine to recommend tops. This wine is a classic, try the Select Chard and Allomi Cab for everyday drinking.


    Snooth User: movingwords
    34382722
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2002 01/01/2010

    Excellent smooth, strong berry flavor - love The Hess Collection Mt. Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 and 2002


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    External Reviews for Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder

    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 03/01/2013

    Aromen: Konzentrierte Frucht: Cassis, schwarze Kirschen, Terroir, Zedernholz und Gewürznoten. Gaumen: Mächtig und konzentriert, Brombeeren, dunkle Schokolade, umrahmt von den typischen Gerbstoffaromen des Mount Veeder, lang und nachhaltig.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/16/2013

    Aromas open up to blackberry and cassis with a hint of cedar in the background. The wine has a rich entry, which leads to a full mid-palate and a long, soft finish. The flavors mimic that of the aroma with dark fruit and a hint of chocolate ...


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 11/20/2013

    Sturdy, intense, extracted and complex, with dense earthy currant, sage, cedar and mint flavors. Mount Veeder reds can be rugged, and even with an added year in bottle this is open-throttle. Very nicely done in a classic Mount Veeder style. Begs for more time. Best from 2014 through 2028.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 10/09/2010

    Tintiges Purpur mit schwarzen Reflexen. Backpflaumen und Brombeerengelee in der konzentrierten Nase, Lebkuchen und Amarenakirschen dahinter, tiefgründig und ansprechend zugleich. Fülliger Auftakt mit marmeladigem Extrakt und runden Tanninen, viel Wärme ausstrahlend, faszinierende Balance zwischen lakritzeartiger Mineralik und saftiger Fruchtsüsse, Brombeeren in allen Nuancen, auch Heidelbeeren und schwarze Schokolade, herrliche Gaumenfülle bis ins honigartige Finale.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

    Small amounts of Malbec and Merlot bring some additional complexity to this Cabernet, but itandrsquo;s still a pretty straightforward wine. Soft and dry, it has generous flavors of blackberry and new oak. Drink now.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 02/22/2012

    Aromas of toffee and wild mountain blackberries fill the glass, while the rich mid-palate of boysenberry coulis parlays into a long, silky finish.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2008 10/06/2012

    Small amounts of Malbec and Merlot bring some additional complexity to this Cabernet, but itrsquo;s still a pretty straightforward wine. Soft and dry, it has generous flavors of blackberry and new oak. Drink now.


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