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The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder the Lion 2005

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Intensives Purpur. Dörrpflaumen und Rotweinfeigen, unterlegt mit delikatem Schokotoasting. Saftiger Gaumenfluss mit ansprechendem Fruchtdruck, Kirschen und reife Brombeeren, viel Trinkspass bis am Schluss.

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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 The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder the Lion

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Snooth User: megdeweese
91011261
3.00 5
12/15/2009

tastes like a Cabernet, light smooth, youthful,


Snooth User: MammothMike
36721589
5.00 5
10/17/2010

My absolute favorite cab.


Snooth User: rayray
7241953
2.50 5
06/04/2008

This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Mount Veeder is the coolest, southern most mountain district in Napa and has both a volcanic and geologically unique soil that only occurs in this mountain, this is 100% Estate Grown at Mount Veeder. These wines display balance and soft tones with a silky finish and well structured for age. The unique attributes of the soils, exposures and altitude create wines that reveal the mountain’s distinct personality.


Snooth User: mejia333
1791454
0.00 5
05/13/2009

This red wine is not that bad. I can taste all the fruits in this flavor. 2004 is a lot better though.


Snooth User: aakrafft
14169459
3.50 5
02/24/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder the Lion

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

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
04/21/2010

Undurchlässiges Purpur mit tintiger Mitte. Dunkel gerösteter Kaffee und Karamell in der tiefgründigen Nase, komplexe Pflaumenfrucht und feine Birnenbrotnoten. Enorme Gaumenfülle und fleischiges Extrakt im Auftakt, noch jugendliches Tanningerüst in der kom


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Rubin-Granat. Fruchtbetonte Nase. Weicher Gaumen mit runden Tanninen, desserthaftes Früchtekompott und perfekt eingebundenes Kaffeetoasting, samtig-weich bis ins elegant nachklingende Finale.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/20/2010

Reife Pflaumen, Lakritze, Zedernholz, Korinthen und getoastetes Brot Am Gaumen schwarze Kirschen und Pflaumen, konzentriert, reife Gerbstoffe, nachhaltig, ein Napa Valley Klassiker


External Review
10/06/2009

92WSp no further case discount


External Review
10/06/2009

92 points from Wine and Spirits Magazine: `An austere cabernet sauvignon blended with syrah and Malbec this grows at the Veeder Summit Vineyard where the vines have distant view of the San Pablo Bay. It feels rustic at first emphasizing thick mountain-grown tannins and black fig flavor. The wines elegance emerges with more defined structure the dark fruit suited to grilled butterflied leg of lamb.` (10/08)Aromas of mocha brown sugar and dark chocolate wrap around a core of mountain blackberry. Cedar and cassis follow. The palate is well balanced with berry flavors and spice. While displaying classic mountain concentration fine grained tannins provide a smooth finish.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/20/2010

Konzentrierte Fruchtaromen: Cassis, schwarze Kirschen sowie dezent Zedernholz und Gewürznoten Am Gaumen konzentriert, Brombeeren, dunkle Schokolade, typische Gerbstoffaromen der Reblage Mount Veeder, lange nachklingend, grosser, mehrschichtiger Wein Kann Liebhaber von Bordeaux-Spitzenweinen begeistern


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Intensives Purpur. Dörrpflaumen und Rotweinfeigen, unterlegt mit delikatem Schokotoasting. Saftiger Gaumenfluss mit ansprechendem Fruchtdruck, Kirschen und reife Brombeeren, viel Trinkspass bis am Schluss.

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