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The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder the Lion 2006

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Hess use traditional artisan techniques in making this Cabernet Sauvignon. These include open- and closed-top fermenters and a combination of punch down and sprinkling over for gentle extraction of color, flavor and tannins, without developing harsh phenolics. The resulting wine has black cherry, chocolate and caramel aromas with subtle spice and barrel toast as secondary themes. The palate reinforces cherry and currant and carries ample weight on the mid palate. The tannins are present but ripe and round and lead to a persistent finish. The tannins are smooth and soft, making it perfect to have with full-flavored meats such as slow roasted pork or grilled meats such as steaks, chops, and lamb loin.

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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: stellarspellar
12401383
3.00 5
01/23/2009

The nose is disappointing in its lack of complexity. It has the usual dark fruit on the nose with little else. However, on the palate this wine is very enjoyable. It has a smooth, medium-thick mouthfeel and a solid, well-balanced tannic structure. These qualities make it very drinkable. I enjoyed it with a nice hard cheese. This wine was $17 at my local grocery store. If it were $11 I would buy it all the time.


Snooth User: baysidedolphin
31349261
4.00 5
03/27/2012

Gift from Skip to family.


Snooth User: dannelson
28809849
3.00 5
09/15/2010

Being their flagship wine, I expected a little more complexity and depth but the Hess Select Cabernet was smooth and truthful to Napa Valley reds.


Snooth User: HGWells
108321674
2.50 5
05/16/2012

Two and a half glasses


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

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
01/22/2013

Dunkles Kirschrot mit Purpurreflexen. Im Aroma schwarze Johannisbeeren und schwarze Kirschen, Melasse, Zedernholz und Vanille. Ein grosser Wein mit gut gebautem Körper, fleischig und konzentriert. Einer der besten Weine Kaliforniens.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/14/2010

Ripe and forward in the modern cult style, with flavors of blackberry tart, black currants, milk chocolate and ripe mulberry, in addition to sweet, smoky oak. Sturdy mountain tannins provide structural bite, and should help the wine mature ... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



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Hess use traditional artisan techniques in making this Cabernet Sauvignon. These include open- and closed-top fermenters and a combination of punch down and sprinkling over for gentle extraction of color, flavor and tannins, without developing harsh phenolics. The resulting wine has black cherry, chocolate and caramel aromas with subtle spice and barrel toast as secondary themes. The palate reinforces cherry and currant and carries ample weight on the mid palate. The tannins are present but ripe and round and lead to a persistent finish. The tannins are smooth and soft, making it perfect to have with full-flavored meats such as slow roasted pork or grilled meats such as steaks, chops, and lamb loin.

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