2012 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon "Mount Veeder"
Winery: Hess Collection
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mount Veeder"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon & 20% Malbec
Region: Mount Veeder
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 7,480
KWG Score: 90.7 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: October 14, 2015
Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Mt. Veeder opens with an appealing black cherry bouquet with hints of mild oak and gentle blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and easy to enjoy. The flavor profile is black cherry with notes gentle oak. I also detected hints of blackberry and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are very friendly. This Cab is ready for consumption in the near term. I would enjoy it with a filet mignon over the next few years. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: A touch more Malbec this vintage sets the stage for a classic mountain Cabernet led by aromas of wild mountain raspberry and Bing cherry. Malbec trends toward blue fruit, and nothing is quite so luscious as blueberries framed by hints of vanilla, cassis, creamy milk chocolate caramel and oak spice. We watch our Cabernet age in the old barrel chai visitors first see as they walk toward the winery, and the nearly two-year wait in barrel is proving once again to be well worth it. This, you’re going to enjoy.
Organic status: not organic
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