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... Read more
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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. Read more
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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.
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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.
tastes like a Cabernet, light smooth, youthful,
My absolute favorite cab.
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.
This red wine is not that bad. I can taste all the fruits in this flavor. 2004 is a lot better though.
External Reviews for The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder the Lion
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.
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
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
Reife Pflaumen, Lakritze, Zedernholz, Korinthen und getoastetes Brot Am Gaumen schwarze Kirschen und Pflaumen, konzentriert, reife Gerbstoffe, nachhaltig, ein Napa Valley Klassiker
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.
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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