Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Member Review by Kyle Graynor:

Fruity nose, with a bit of rose on the nose as well. Tastes earthy, tannic, but a very dry, uninteresting finish. A little spice on the finish as well.

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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 Select Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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3.00 5
09/02/2011

Fruity nose, with a bit of rose on the nose as well. Tastes earthy, tannic, but a very dry, uninteresting finish. A little spice on the finish as well.


3.50 5
09/02/2011

A little bit of beef jerky on the nose, some red fruit, leather and clove. Molasses and tar flavors. A very interesting wine.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
0.00 5
09/02/2011

A beautiful deep ruby color with a nose full of deep blackberry and rose-infused aromas. Sophistication is the name of the game here, with some serious tannins and solid leather notes. A perfect companion to any red meat dish.


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
3.00 5
09/02/2011

Sweet with a little bit of dryness. Very soft finish. A bit spicy, tastes of concentrated fruit. I imagine it would be great with a cheesy pasta dish.


Snooth User: Hana Choi
803609935
3.00 5
09/02/2011

Plums, cherries, slightly medicinal nose. Bit of a spicy, hot finish. I think I'd enjoy this more with some food that would help balance/mitigate some of the spice.


Snooth User: heathbodell
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3.00 5
09/02/2011

Deep smokey caramel nose. Very heavy and smokey body with a hint of oak. The finish was very quiet with a bit of spice.


Snooth User: Klh
30196517
0.00 5
09/02/2011

Cherry fruit with hints of rose on the nose. I love the way the fruit and earthiness come through on the palate.


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External Reviews for Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
01/03/2012

Polished and ripe, this softly tannic wine shows ripe black currant, cherry and smoky oak flavors. It has just enough acidity to make it lively.


External Review
01/03/2012

Generous black currant flavors are the main draw, the structure soft and easy, lasting on fruit. Ready to pour with grilled lamb.


External Review
01/03/2012

A rustic style, with mint and herbal notes followed by black currant and oak flavors. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
01/03/2012

Muscular, with characteristic cassis, cherry-chocolate and spicebox notes. A consistent show-stopper, well-suited to a variety of red meat dishes.


External Review
01/03/2012

A very nice, elegant and clean Cab that shows plenty of coastal climate balance. Fully dry, it has oak-accented flavors of blackberries, currants, mocha and spice. Good buy at this fair price.


External Review
01/03/2012

Juicy and filled with fruity flavors, with lots of blackberry, cherry and ripe currant flavors. The tannins are on the rugged side, with jagged edges, but this is a pretty nice sip.


External Review
01/03/2012

Fruit-forward aromas of black cherry and ripe boysenberry continue into the palate, where they are joined by cedar, currant and pepper. A supple, rich texture rounds out the classic Hess Select Cabernet profile.


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