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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 w... Read more
A little bit of beef jerky on the nose, some red fruit, leather and clove. Molasses and tar flavors. A very interesting wine. Read more
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 ser... Read more
Food Pairings for Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino
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.
A little bit of beef jerky on the nose, some red fruit, leather and clove. Molasses and tar flavors. A very interesting wine.
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.
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.
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.
Deep smokey caramel nose. Very heavy and smokey body with a hint of oak. The finish was very quiet with a bit of spice.
Cherry fruit with hints of rose on the nose. I love the way the fruit and earthiness come through on the palate.
External Reviews for Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fruit forward with ripe black cherry and spicy hints of mint and bay leaves. Aged for only about 12 months in 25% new French oak, the wine is free to express purity of fruit without becoming overladen with the vanilla so typical of many California Cabernets.
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