Hess Collection Block 19 Mount Veeder Napa Valley Wines Domestic Meritage 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes The aroma first expresses sage and black licorice combined with cherry and milk chocolate, followe...

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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 b... Read more

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 w... Read more

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 w... Read more

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Snooth User: solomania9
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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.


External Reviews for Hess Collection Block 19 Mount Veeder Napa Valley Wines Domestic Meritage

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."


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Source: WineExpress.com
05/10/2009

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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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