Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Fruit forward aromas of black pepper and dark fruit follow into the palate with blackberry, milk chocolate and polished tannins to round out the classis Hess Select Cabernet profile." -Winery

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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: itsfamous
14843153
4.00 5
03/28/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: atvshane
118842611
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 02/14/2013

Very full bodied. Great aroma. But a little bitter taste.


Snooth User: JClineMcC
130522513
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/23/2013

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: cgplayer9
8492221,032
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/18/2011

Fruit-forward blackberry and plum with hints of chocolate. On the finish some pepper, and hints of smoke and tar. Medium bodied with moderate, fairly smooth finish.


Snooth User: cAdley
1189167105
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/16/2013

A wonderful nose but the taste is not what you expect. It is well rounded especially when compared to other C.S. wines. The tannins are moderate but very tolerable. A decent wine worth trying if you're looking for something new.


Snooth User: dukecavinski
10271523
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/16/2012

Three glasses


Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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.


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External Reviews for Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
11/12/2014

Winemaker David Guffy crafted the Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon withnotable richness, intensity and varietal character, showing jammy dark fruitaromas with cedary barrel notes and a touch of spice. A soft entry, with ripe plumand raspberry in the forefront, is supported by background flavors of tobacco andcaramel, which add complexity to this imminently drinkable wine.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2010 05/23/2013

Tiefes Rubinrot. Beerig, würziges Aroma Brombeeren, Cassis, Pfeffer) mit einer dezenten Eichenholznote. Am Gaumen vollmundig, weich mit angenehm milden Tanninen.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 12/15/2011

Schwarze Johannisbeeren, Zedernholz und Pfefferminz-Aromen Am Gaumen schwarze Kirschen, körperreich, harmonisch ausbalanciert, intensiver und langer Abgang


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Smooth, rich and concentrated, a seamless effort, with ripe cherry, currant, anise and herbal notes that are well-focused and long and complex on the finish. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Aromas of black cherry fruit and caramel on the nose. Concentrated fruit flavors dominate, with ripe fleshy plum, cherry, spice and a hint of dusty oak, ending with a soft, graceful finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Notably harmonious, supple and graceful, with ripe, fleshy plum, black cherry and raspberry fruit delivered in a full-bodied, easy-drinking style. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Tasty, with an appealing structure and balanced acidity and tannins, plus soft black cherry fruit marked by nice spicy oak. Drink now through 2008.


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"Fruit forward aromas of black pepper and dark fruit follow into the palate with blackberry, milk chocolate and polished tannins to round out the classis Hess Select Cabernet profile." -Winery

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