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The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder Mount Veeder Estate Vineyard 2001

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Color: Dark dark burgundy. Nose: Black fruit, mainly blackberry, but a hint of the balance that is found in the palate. Some earth or leatheriness ends the aromas. Palate: Wonderful mouthfeel, completely balanced and not a blockbuster mountain wine, as expected. Medium-Full bodied with all the main parts balanced. Wonderful round tannins show that this wine is definitely coming into its own right now. They still might be a touch young, but only if I'm picky. Black fruit, undertones of nice oak and interesting mustiness, along with some bright red cherry in the long, long finish show off this classy wine. Lovers of more restrained Old World and bigger New World wines should both enjoy this wine.

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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

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Snooth User: aakrafft
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02/24/2009

Five glasses



Color: Dark dark burgundy. Nose: Black fruit, mainly blackberry, but a hint of the balance that is found in the palate. Some earth or leatheriness ends the aromas. Palate: Wonderful mouthfeel, completely balanced and not a blockbuster mountain wine, as expected. Medium-Full bodied with all the main parts balanced. Wonderful round tannins show that this wine is definitely coming into its own right now. They still might be a touch young, but only if I'm picky. Black fruit, undertones of nice oak and interesting mustiness, along with some bright red cherry in the long, long finish show off this classy wine. Lovers of more restrained Old World and bigger New World wines should both enjoy this wine.

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