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Hess 19 Block Cuvee Champagne Imported 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes The aroma first expresses sage and black licorice combined with cherry and milk chocolate, followed by complex notes of cedar and pepper. The palate is concentrated and shows some of its mountain Cabernet backbone with generous tannins. Cherry flavors resonate through the mid palate leading to a firm finish.

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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 19 Block Cuvee Champagne Imported

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Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
10/01/2009

Bright cherries on the nose with a body of well-balanced ripe red fruit. Tastes like a cab but with less sweetness. For me it's a little too well blended and nothing in particular stands out for me.


Snooth User: gentleolas
7922264
3.50 5
08/25/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Hess 19 Block Cuvee Champagne Imported

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
05/09/2009

Hess Estate produces top rated Cabernets for their Hess Collection line from their 300 plus acres of vineyards on Mt. Veeder in Napa Valley. This wine is unique to the Collection as it is a meritage style blend of 6 different grape varieties, all sourced from their Veeder Summit Vineyard on the very top of the mountain. Nineteen individual blocks from this 116 acre vineyard are vinified separately and then blended together to showcase the quality, character and diversity that Mt. Veeder fruit can express. The blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 10% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc is then aged 18 months in French oak barrels 50% new. The result is a lush, layered, intensely rich, but beautifully balanced wine.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/25/2009

Hess Estate produces top rated Cabernets for their Hess Collection line from their 300 plus acres of vineyards on Mt. Veeder in Napa Valley. This wine is unique to the Collection as it is a meritage style blend of 6 different grape varieties, all sourced from their Veeder Summit Vineyard on the very top of the mountain. Nineteen individual blocks from this 116 acre vineyard are vinified separately and then blended together to showcase the quality, character and diversity that Mt. Veeder fruit can express. The blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 10% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc is then aged 18 months in French oak barrels 50% new. The result is a lush, layered, intensely rich, but beautifully balanced wine. Just scored 92 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. They said "A very fine wine, basically a Bordeaux blend except with a splash of Syrah, which adds a meat and violet flower note to the ripe, powerful black currants. New oak shows up in the smoky, cedary overlay. It's a tannicly dry wine, in the way of Napa mountain Cabs, but so balanced and refined, you can drink it now. Should develope through 2012."



Wine Tasting Notes The aroma first expresses sage and black licorice combined with cherry and milk chocolate, followed by complex notes of cedar and pepper. The palate is concentrated and shows some of its mountain Cabernet backbone with generous tannins. Cherry flavors resonate through the mid palate leading to a firm finish.

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